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Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line

Posted by BrooklynBus on Thu May 3 12:30:59 2012, in response to Re: Best Article I've Read on Reasons to Reactivate the Rockaway Beach Line, posted by GP38/R42 Chris on Thu May 3 12:11:06 2012.

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I didn't say the line didn't have to go to Manhattan, only that it was built through a non-urban area with the thought of spurring development as well as for bringing people to Manhattan. No one said let's not build it because no one lives there. The LIRR already served Manhattan from Flushing. Was it already so overcrowded in 1910 that another line was sorely needed?

The elevated lines to Upper Manhattan also were built when there was nothing there but farmland. Future development was just as important as existing needs. Today we don't consider future needs (unless its for Manhattan). That was my point.

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