Sandhogs at Work on The Second Avenue Subway [VIDEO]

Brad DeCecco
In this week's cover story, Sean Manning profiles the sandhogs--the workers responsible for New York's most ambitious subterranean public works projects since the 1870's. Currently, Local 147 is busy beneath Second Avenue, completing the tunnels for the City's newest subway line. Video after the jump.

For more, please check out our accompanying slideshow with shots from Brad DeCecco.

Sean Manning is the author of the memoir The Things That Need Doing and editor of several nonfiction anthologies, most recently Bound to Last: 30 Writers on Their Most Cherished Book.

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Very impressive....but wouldn't it have been far less expensive to install surface light rail on 2nd Ave?

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