The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City

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The Mole People: Life in the Tunnels Beneath New York City

by Jennifer Toth
Format: Paperback

Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City. This book is about them, the so-called "mole people" living alone and in communities, in the frescoed waiting rooms of long-forgotten subway tunnels and in pick-axed compartments below busway platforms. It is about how and why people move undergraound, who they are, and what they have to say about their lives and the treacherous "topside" world they've left behind.

"There is a city of people under the streets of New York City: a nether world where people make their homes and develop communities in the subway tunnels, sewage lines, and electricity conduits under the city. Toth's research uncovered many thought-provoking stories of poverty, addiction, and street life, exposing the human side of individuals living under the city. An engrossing revelation."
-- Midwest Book Review

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