- Failure of the Arcade Railway
1865 to 1875 NEW YORK, New York Migration/Transportation, A T Stewart, Boss Tweed
In the second half of the nineteenth century, two of New York City's most prominent citizens, A T Stewart and William "Boss" Tweed, were also at the heart of city's constant growth and subsequent overcrowding. Men like Stewart and Tweed invested in new construction projects throughout the city, which in turn brought more people into the city. Meanwhile, New York's horse-drawn street cars, already...