New York City Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond

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New York World's Fair 1939

Location (map on pages 6-7). Borough of Queens; Flushing Bay on the north, from Grand Central Parkway east to Rodman and 130th Sts. About 8 miles from Times Square.

Transportation to the Fair. IRT subway to Times Square or Grand Central station, then by Flushing line; 23 minutes from Times Square; fare 5¢. BMT Queens subway to Queens Plaza station, then by Flushing line; 26 minutes from Times Square; fare 5¢. 8th Ave. (Independent) Queens subway (express) to Continental Ave. station, then by Queens crosstown line (local); 37 minutes from 42d St., Manhattan; fare 10¢. 2d Ave. el (Flushing line); 30 minutes from 42d St.; fare 5¢. Long Island Railroad from Pennsylvania Station; 10 minutes; fare 10¢ on World's Fair trains only.

Highways (map on pages 6-7). Follow Amber Lights on Your Right to the Fair. Via Manhattan and Brooklyn: Williamsburg Bridge, left on Grand St., Meeker Ave. Connecting Highway (open July or August, 1939), right on Queens Blvd., left on World's Fair (Horace Harding) Blvd. Via Manhattan and Queens: x) Queensboro Bridge, Northern Blvd. (or Queens Blvd., left on World's Fair Blvd.) ; 2) Triborough Bridge (toll 25¢), Grand Central Parkway. Via the Bronx: i) Triborough Bridge (toll 25¢), Grand Central Parkway; 2) Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (toll 25¢), Whitestone Bridge Blvd. Parking Fee: 50¢ a day.

General Admission Price. Adults 75¢; children under 14, 25¢.

Hours. Exhibit Zones: 10 A.M. to 10 P.M. Amusement Zone: 10 A.M. to 2 A.M.

Restrictions. No dogs or baby carriages are allowed on the Fair grounds.

The Daily Program. The Fair newspaper contains a schedule of daily events and descriptions of special features. Price 5¢.

Transportation Around the Fair. Busses: stations at intervals of about 800 feet; fare 10¢. Hand-pushed and motorized chairs: single passenger, 50¢ for the first ¼ hour, 25¢ for each additional ¼ hour; two passengers, 75 for the first ¼ hour,

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