Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

It Happened Today in New York City

11-15 QMTOn November 15, 1940, the Queens-Midtown Tunnel opened to traffic. First delayed by the Great Depression, then rushed by the World’s Fair, Robert Moses’ famous compromise (he had wanted a bridge) accommodated nearly four and a half million cars in its first full year. Today, the tunnel is best loved as the route through which the elephants walk on their way to the Ringling Bros. Circus at Madison Square Garden each spring.

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