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Astor Place subway station.

I love the little differences in terminology between various countries, and there are non more interesting than those between the UK and America; two countries divided by a common language.
Often, these differences make perfect sense, like our words for subterranean railways - subway and underground. Although they fulfill similar functions, both railway systems are quite different. The New York subway mostly runs just beneath ground level, so it's name is quite suitable; sub - beneath, way - street or road. The London Underground runs deep underground, a long way below street level, so the terminology here is also very apt.
In fact it's so deep that many Londoners took shelter there during the aerial bombardments of World War II; if the Germans had had the aircraft or missile technology to reach America the people of New York would not have been so fortunate.

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