New York City Used To Deliver Mail Through Pneumatic Tubes

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Today in 2006, Alaska Senator Ted Stevens famously told his colleagues that the Internet was not a dumptruck, it was a series of tubes, figuratively speaking. But here’s a story about some literal tubes that New York City once used to deliver mail. Plus: today in 2021, a woman who had asked the New York Yankees to be a batgirl 60 years earlier (and been rejected) finally got to live out her dream.

THE PNEUMATIC TUBE MAIL SYSTEM IN NEW YORK CITY (Untapped New York)

In 1961, the Yankees told her she couldn’t be a batgirl. Sixty years later, it happened. (Washington Post)

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