American Experience

New York Underground Preview

Preview: Season 9 | 34s

By the mid-1800s New York City was one of the most crowded places on earth. Each year tens of thousands of new immigrants were arriving, spilling out into the streets and competing with established city dwellers for space. The congested streets and pokey transportation system were a source of constant complaint.

Aired: 02/16/97

Rating: NR

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