Transport: Lincoln Tunnel

The Dutch and English who settled the bottom tip of Manhattan Island were in no hurry. Their tiny lanes rambled and twisted between their farms and homes. In 1807 New York City planners laid out a grid of narrow crosstown and wider up & downtown streets from 14th to 155th. The crosstown streets were placed at close intervals because it was thought that much of the town's up & downtown traffic would be borne by the Hudson River on the west, the East River on the east. The grid street plan worked very well...

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