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From: "Paul S DOT Luchter" luckyshow AT mindspring DOT com
Date: Sat, 31 Mar 2001 22:50:47 -0500
Subject: LIRR Depot @ South ferry . . .
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...Proposed LIRR depot.....Here we see a map and part of the article =
about proposal to land fill to Governor's Island and beyond creating a 4 =
mile Long Manhattan Peninsula. A fifteen track bridge over the North =
River, a second to carry the LIRR from Atlantic Avenue foot to the new =
10 acre peninsula and then north to a new elevated "Grand Union Station" =
at South ferry...[sorry I cut off the whole article]...
NY Times article from October 1, 1893 "Engineer Ruge's Big Scheme"...I =
am not sure if this was the first proposed Long Island Rail Road New =
York City terminal (Manhattan terminal), but it is early..
The map is really nice, the track marks left by someone once in the =
decades messing up the microfilm...