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New York City Celebrates Subway Centennial

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New York City Celebrates Subway Centennial

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New York City Celebrates Subway Centennial

New York City Celebrates Subway Centennial

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New York's subway system celebrates its 100th birthday Wednesday. Festivities began at the ornate but long mothballed City Hall Station, where Mayor George McClellan was at the controls in 1904 as the first train pulled out, accompanied above ground by cheering crowds. NPR's Robert Smith reports.