Tuesday, August 2, 2016

The Irish of the NYC Subways

From Irish Central:
From laying the foundations of the Brooklyn Bridge, through to building The Lincoln Tunnel, Queens Midtown Tunnel, Brooklyn Battery Tunnel, the entire subway network, and the tunnels that ferry the city's water from upstate, the Sandhogs are integral to the survival of one of the world's greatest cities.  Few New Yorkers know these tunnel workers exist: out of sight, out of mind. Fewer know how integral Irish workers are to the city's underground network. Irish immigrants and their offspring have dug as deep as skyscrapers are high. A documentary on Irish station Newstalk digs deep beneath Manhattan with New York's legendary urban miners, The Sandhogs. (Read more.)

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