New York City’s Hidden Subway Station

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    May 07, 2012 4:29 PM GMT
    Pretty cool... though kinda off the beaten track in the illegal way...

    [url]http://www.travelettes.net/new-york-city%E2%80%99s-hidden-subway-station/[/url]

    Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run across the entire curve of the station, almost a miniature imitation of Grand Central Station… But it sounds like something straight out of Harry Potter, right?

    It was opened in 1904, with the hope of making it the crowning glory of the New York subway system in elegant architecture and a place for commemorative plaques to honour the work that had resulted in such a successful underground mass transit system. It was to be the original southern terminus of the first ‘Manhattan Main Line’; however the station was closed and boarded up in 1945. The gem of the underground began gathering dust, forgotten by the general public, as passengers were forced off at the Brooklyn Bridge Stop before the train continued on to the terminus to make its turnaround.


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    May 07, 2012 4:43 PM GMT
    Wow, that's beautiful! I wonder if they'll zombify it and put it back into service.
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    May 07, 2012 7:20 PM GMT
    Yeah, this isn't anything new...

    There are videos on Youtube of people exploring this station, and a few other abandoned stations. Cool stuff.

    As far as this station even being used again, not likely. The curve along the platform is too sharp for the current larger trains that use the line this station is attached to.
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    May 07, 2012 7:39 PM GMT
    JPtheBITCH saidThis is not news. There were articles about this in the local papers when I was living there still, and I left New York 18 years ago.



    Kinda like 90% of the posts here on RJ.
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    May 07, 2012 7:43 PM GMT

    Saw this clip recently about a planned underground garden in NYC - very cool indeed!

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-17914500
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    May 07, 2012 7:45 PM GMT
    It would make a very interesting dining or function space, or a speakeasy type bar. Put some flooring over the unused track.
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    May 07, 2012 7:57 PM GMT
    It does look impressive.

    The London Underground has a lot of disused stations too.
    http://underground-history.co.uk/front.php
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    May 07, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    All I can see is a fantastic movie set! This would be great as a backdrop for a live-action steampunk film.
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    May 07, 2012 8:07 PM GMT
    Isn't this where that river of ectoplasmic slime ran through in Ghostbusters II..
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    May 07, 2012 8:33 PM GMT
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    London Aldwich Station.

    Opened 1907, closed 1994.
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    May 07, 2012 10:32 PM GMT

    There's also a few in Paris. I'll see if I can find pictures.