How We Got to Coney Island

9780823222087: Hardback
Release Date: 1st January 2002

9780823222094: Paperback
Release Date: 1st January 2002

9780823222117: EPUB
Release Date: 25th August 2009

Dimensions: 152.4 x 228.6

Number of Pages: 346

Fordham University Press

How We Got to Coney Island

The Development of Mass Transportation in Brooklyn and Kings County

Hardback / £74.00
Paperback / £33.00
EPUB / £37.00

How We Got to Coney Island is the definitive history of mass transportation in Brooklyn. Covering 150 years of extraordinary growth, Cudahy tells the complete story of the trolleys, street cars, steamboats, and railways that helped create New York’s largest borough---and the remarkable system that grew to connect the world’s most famous seaside resort with Brooklyn, New York City across the river, and, ultimately, the rest of the world. Includes tables, charts, photographs, and maps.

Brian J. Cudahy’s books include Around Manhattan Island: And Other Maritime Tales of New York and A Century of Subways: Celebrating 100 Years of New York’s Underground Railways (both Fordham). He lives in Bluffton, SC.

This is an example of a familiar and decidedly old-fashioned genre of transport history. It is primarily an examination of the business politics of railway development and amalgamation in Brooklyn and adjoining districts since the mid-nineteenth century

—The Journal of Transport History