New York: Mike's Strike

All week long, New York lay under an eerie siege. From Manhattan's sky scrapers to the rows of neat little homes in Queens, from Harlem's tenements to the farthest reaches of Brooklyn, the bustle and excitement that symbolize the world's greatest city became a slow-motion mockery of itself. For the first time in history, the huge city was with out any mass public transportation, which had been shut down by a strike of its 36,000-member Transport Workers Union. The 134 miles of subway tubes, normally jammed daily with 4.6 million passengers, stretched...

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