La Guardia & FDR, October 1936

Fiorello La Guardia and Franklin Roosevelt break ground on “tube” connecting Manhattan and Queens one month prior to the 1936 national election. New Deal funds totaling $58,000,000 in 1930s went into building the tunnel, which opened ahead of schedule in 1940.

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