Posts Tagged ‘Subways Are for Sleeping’

Sleeping in the Subway

January 26, 2018
Sleeping In the Subway

DC Metro 7000 car sleeping berth, 2 PM Saturday, January 20, 2018.

In 1956, Edmund G. Love wrote a magazine article about individual homeless New Yorkers, the circumstances which forced them to sleep  in the subway, and how they coped with daily needs. It was so fascinating that Mr. Love expanded the article into a book. So New York responded by implementing social policies that ended homelessness, right?

Ha. The book inspired a Tony-award-winning romantic musical comedy on Broadway. It was at the St. James Theatre, close to the sleepers on the A, C, and E trains.

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