In Midtown Manhattan just down from the junction of Maddison Avenue and 5th Avenue is Grand Central Station, or Grand Central Terminal which has 68 shops and 35 dining options, but more importantly it has TRAINS! It’s close proximity to the New York Library makes both a joined at the hip must see. From knowledge, Ghostbusters didn’t shoot there!
New York became the obvious entrance point to the USA and Ellis Island the point of immigration inspection while banking became huge because a country was being built. Railroads played an important part of that and New York became the centre of a network that spread out across the country. In the 1830s New York City’s first railroad line connected Prince Street to the Harlem River, accelerating the city’s expansion northward from Lower Manhattan. In the 1860s, Cornelius Vanderbilt a self made man launched a ferryboat service to Staten Island at age 16 and swiftly built a vast shipping business on the Hudson River, Atlantic Coast, and beyond—including steamships to San Francisco during the 1849 Gold Rush, bought controlling stock in three of the four competing railroads—the Hudson River, New York Central, New York & Harlem, and New York & New Haven. Forging them into one was the start of an empire which brought people, profits and excitement but as the novelty wore off the pollution became an issue from these steam and smoke engines and in 1854 they were banned below 42nd street. So, a tunnel was built from 49th to 97th Street in 1875. The railroad like much of the building of America is a great story, but this building is a wonder that Jean shows you in her film, that opened as the Grand Central Depot in 1871.
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