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

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Chicago Review Press, Oct 1, 1995 - Social Science - 280 pages
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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 subway tunnels and below subway platforms. It is about how and why people move underground, who they are, and what they have to say about their lives and the “topside” world they’ve left behind.

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

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Like its filmic analog Dark Days, this now-classic read offers a sad, provocative experience. The titular moles live under New York City in abandoned subway and railroad tunnels, sewage and gas lines ... Read full review

The mole people: life in the tunnels beneath New York City

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"Mole people'' are the thousands of homeless people who live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels of New York City. Drawing on her interviews with these tunnel dwellers, who speak candidly and ... Read full review


Authors Note
Finding a Home
Sevilles Story
The Underground Population
Underground Spaces
The Bowery
Tunnel Outreach
Dark Angel
The Underground in History Literature and Culture
Harlem Gang
J C s Community
City of Friends

Living with the
Hells Kitchen
Bernards Tunnel
Jamalls Story
Blades Piece

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About the author (1995)

Jennifer Toth graduated from Washington University in St. Louis and went on to receive a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. She has written pieces for the "Atlantic Monthly, The Washington Post, " the "International Herald Tribune, " and "Business Week, " and she is the author of "The Mole People" and "Orphans of the Living." She lives in Maryland.

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