On this guided New York subway walking tour you will discover the fascinating beginnings of the New York City subway, and explore spaces even the most seasoned commuter might not know about. We will discover the story of the very first subway which was built illegally under the cover of night and many other surprising stories. Using the 6 train as our own ten-car time machine, we will also ride through and see abandoned stations that riders unknowingly pass by everyday, including the famed City Hall Station. The subway tour will end in what was meant to be the “Grand Central of Downtown” and see the stunning Guastavino tiles on the outside of the subway stop and Municipal building.
• See the architectural ghosts of the nearly forgotten and partially abandoned, Chambers Street station then nicknamed the “Grand Central of Downtown”
•Discover the remnants of Union Square Station as you learn about a hidden art installation thousands of riders walk by everyday
•Use the 6 train as your own time machine as you ride through abandoned subway stations that most seasoned NYC commuters don’t know exist
•Explore the birth of the NYC subway system through amazing archival photos not available to the public
•Learn about the comically short route of the mythical “Subway before the Subway,” Alfred Ely Beach’s Pneumatic Transit System
December 26th, 2023
February 23rd, 2024
Ages 3 and under are free.
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