By the mid-1800s New York City was one of the most crowded places on earth. Each year tens of thousands of new immigrants were arriving, spilling out into the streets and competing with established city dwellers for space. The congested streets and pokey transportation system were a source of constant complaint.Premiere Date: February 16, 1997 | Runtime: 00:00:34
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American Experience, TVs most-watched history series, brings to life the compelling stories from our past that inform our understanding of the world today.