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takes bus-subway-train

New York City Subway in popular culture

The New York City Subway is often seen as an integral part of the city and has had a place in popular culture for at least three quarters of a century. Many living in the area through the 1970s and 1980s remember it for crime and graffiti, but these have since subsided.

Film

The New York City subway has been featured prominently in many films. One of its first color appearances is in the 1949 musical On the Town, shot on location. One of the characters takes a fancy to "Miss Turnstiles," a "typical rider" whose picture appears in many different poses on advertising placards.

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