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This WWII-Era Building In Brooklyn Holds A Secret History

Rendering from the Board of Transportation Annual Report, 1949<br/>


The data processing rooms were crammed with desks and largely staffed with female employees who processed documents that prompted and recorded the operations of the subway system. 1957.<br/>


By 1961, an "Information by Automation" machine, called a Directomat was installed in the lobby of 370 Jay Street.<br/>



Employees of the Photography Reproduction Department, 1964<br/>


A Money Room employee uses the GPS 1000 high speed mixed currency counter and sorter to process 30 bills per second. Notice that the employee coverall uniforms have no pockets to prevent theft. 2006.<br/>