Brooklyn Subway

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This card comes from Gabby who lives in NYC. 🙂 The NYC subway is so terribly complex, with so many lines and stations, that it would be impossible to fit on a single postcard. So I guess I’ll have to collect the different boroughs one by one. 😀

The New York City Subway is a rapid transit system owned by the City of New York. It is the most extensive public transportation system in the world by number of stations, with 468 stations in operation (421, if stations connected by transfers are counted as single stations). The New York City Subway is also one of the world’s oldest public transit systems. Overall, the system contains 337 km of routes. In 2012, the subway delivered over 1.65 billion rides. By annual ridership, the New York City Subway is the busiest rapid transit rail system in the United States and in the Americas, as well as the seventh busiest rapid transit rail system in the world.

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The Brooklyn Bridge

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This gorgeous, gorgeous postcard came from Becky (via Postcrossing). This card definitely goes on my list of “top 3 cards with the best inscriptions on the back”. I admit that sometimes I don’t even read the writing on the back (so terrible of me, I know). But every once in a while, there comes a card that really puts a smile on my face and that is but one example. Thank you, Becky! 🙂

So, the Brooklyn Bridge… It is a bridge in New York City and is one of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States. Completed in 1883, it connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn by spanning the East River. With a main span of 1,595.5 feet (486.3 m), it was the longest suspension bridge in the world from its opening until 1903, and the first steel-wire suspension bridge.  Since its opening, it has become an icon of New York City, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1964 and a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark in 1972.