New York. New York City Tunnel Authority. circa 1941.
Brochure 9 x 4 inches opening to descriptive text and two maps relevant to the tunnel. The smaller of these illustrates the route between Queens and the Entrance/Exit to the tunnel (Exit between Third and Second Avenue. Entrance between First and Second Avenue.) Various routes to or from the tunnel in Queens are boldly shown in red. "Save Time, Miles, Gas" is the message. (Text in border states: "Map © 1941 N.Y.C.T.A.") The larger map, approximately 16 3/4 x 20 inches, depicts the Brooklyn/Queens approaches to the tunnel, and those points further east, shown in red on the map. Alternate routes are shown in yellow. Two pencil notations on the map (arrows in one case, curt text in another) evidently provide guidance to a motorist needing all the help he can get. Another pencil note in the map’s "legend" reads "Fifth Ave." Despite these intrusions, the map (© Hagstrom Compnay, Inc.) offers valuable guidance to motorists attempting to navigate a route from Long Island to Manhattan with the advent of the tunnel. A listing of "Tolls" shows “passenger automobiles, taxicabs, ambulances and hearses” paid 25¢ to use the tunnel. Multiple pinhole separations at fold intersections and 1/4 inch tears to fold ends; overall good condition. Two excellent maps documenting a landmark event in N.Y.C.'s transport history. Item #55339