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Book Talk: The Forgotten Borough – Staten Island and the Subway

Book Talk: The Forgotten Borough - Staten Island and the Subway SeptemberSep 06 2023 06:00pm - 07:00pmOnline

Book Talk: The Forgotten Borough - Staten Island and the Subway

Wednesday, September 6, 2023

6:00 PM ET

Virtual Program



New York City has one of the most extensive subway systems in the world, featuring 472 stations and over 800 miles of track that link all but one borough – Staten Island. Scholar Kenneth M. Gold explores the borough’s transportation history, including when Staten Island first contemplated joining the city in the 1890s and the opening of the Verrazzano-Narrows Bridge in 1964. 


Join scholar Kenneth M. Gold, author of The Forgotten Borough: Staten Island and the Subway, as he traces opportunities for extending rapid transit to Staten Island over time and argues that a lack of connection by subway to the other four boroughs has deeply shaped Staten Island’s history and identity. 






All attendees are welcome. You will have the option to turn on automatic captions for this virtual program. Staff will share instructions for how to do so at the start of the event. Please email [email protected] with any questions.


For general inquires email [email protected].


Photo from the Eleanor Rapsis Collection of the New York Transit Museum

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