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At the end of the 1930s there were already flying boats and zeppelins traveling around half the world, but the ordinary tourist traveled to America by ship. He arrived in New York, usually with delay and passed the Statue of Liberty. When the port had dismissed him, he got to know the service of a good hotel, something different from the good old Europe.

High were the buildings here like nowhere else in the world. The Empire State Building, 102 floors, built in 1931, and replaced by the World Trade Center in 1972, is almost a half-kilometer away, now a story of the horrible assassination. For example, the visitors of the hotel experienced ten lifts with a timetable just like the railway. There were also express lifts with up to 80 floors per minute without stop.

Just as there were female staff on the elevators on each floor, a policeman monitored the traffic at each major intersection in New York of these years. Two attendants checked on suicide intentions on the Empire State Building viewing platform. Also, many servants were on the road. There seemed to be enough manpower.

But there were also enough poor people there and on the road. The Bronx and Harlem were also available at the time. The crime rate was rising, summary trials condemned non-stop. It was the beginning of a development which reached its climax 30 years later and was significantly improved with the zero-tolerance strategy of Mayor Giuliani. Today you can go everywhere except into parts of the Bronx.

Broadway shines brightly, especially when it crosses 5th Avenue in Times Square, even in the 1940s. Via suburbs like Yonkers it then goes very far north. How to leave New York if not by car? If you're in a hurry and have a little more money, then take the train, of course, from Grand Central.

If you leave New York by Greyhound, which already existed at the end of the 30s, you will be confronted with a lot of people, you get the impression, they are left behind by the society. However, once the luggage has been stowed - luggage carriers are also available at the bus station - there is virtually nothing to prevent a certain sense of security and security.

After all, you could still smoke in the bus, at least on the rear seats. However, we are still far off the movement of civil rights, which is why colored people had to orient themselves more towards the back. This also avoids a juxtaposition of black and white. If one doesn't want to leave the peninsula Manhattan to the north, there are two tunnels under the Hudson.

The older one is the Holland tunnel, each with two lanes in separate tubes for each direction, about 2.5 kilometers long. At the end of the 30s people had to pay tolls in both directions, nowadays only in city direction. It is one of the first tunnels ever with ventilation system. Perhaps their lack of effectiveness is also the reason for the minimum speed of 80 km/h (50 m/h). Whoever is too slow will have to pay penalty. 01/13