Every week, I shine the spotlight on some of the best storytelling in the business and offer my comments. “3 Great Stories of the Week” will post every Monday at 8 AM.
New York’s shadow transit (7/2/14, New Yorker): I am a big fan of buried treasures.
Not the Scrooge McDuck kind, mind you, though those are great too …
No, I’m referring to the storytelling kind.
Find me something I have never seen before, and present it to me in a compelling fashion, and I will offer my full attention.
In this case, Aaron Reiss of the New Yorker delivers this fascinating look at the “shadow transit” systems that operate throughout New York City, enabling the poor and underserved to navigate the Big Apple. Reiss spotlights each system, one-by-one, borough by borough, even into New Jersey. The whole thing is a great history lesson, both well written and craftily presented for a Web audience. (more…)