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Old January 27th, 2008, 10:52 PM   #1
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Interesting, weird, abandoned and/or underground NYC?

Post here what you know about anything weird, interesting, abandoned, possibly underground, like a tunnel or an old abandoned military installation that exists around NYC area.

I'll start with the graveyard of tugboats in Staten Island. I don't know much about it other than that it exists and found some pics on the internet of it.


I also know there are some abandoned subway stations, like the city hall, but I don't think one can get there. I'm particularly interested in accessible locations (regardless of the legality of the access)

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Old January 27th, 2008, 11:33 PM   #2
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Actually if you stay onboard the 6 train beyond Brooklyn Bridge you can get a glimpse of City hall station, unless you get caught. I've managed to fake sleep my way beyond Brooklyn Bridge with my pal, you should try it...
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Old January 28th, 2008, 12:10 AM   #3
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That shot is the Rossville Boatyard, which is located near the Blazing Star Cemeteray in the Rossville section of Staten Island.
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Actually if you stay onboard the 6 train beyond Brooklyn Bridge you can get a glimpse of City hall station, unless you get caught. I've managed to fake sleep my way beyond Brooklyn Bridge with my pal, you should try it...
Actually, it's now legal to go through the City Hall Loop, though I heard that a few conductors will tell you to get off. It's best to stay on the train during rush hours as they are in a rush to go back uptown. Personally, I think the best is to stay on the last car.
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Old January 28th, 2008, 06:45 PM   #5
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Brooklyn Navy Yard,Freedom Tunnels,the ramble in central park idk
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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:24 AM   #6
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If you walk up to the northernmost point of the 14 St-Union Sq Station around 17th St, you can see the abandoned 18th St Station that was closed off in 1948 when the Union Sq one was being expanded making it obsolete.





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Old January 29th, 2008, 12:36 AM   #7
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Old January 30th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #8
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The 91st St Station, another abandoned stop, is also a victim to grafitti after it closed in 1959 after the 96th St Station was expanded.







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Old January 30th, 2008, 06:16 AM   #9
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So, how do you get there?
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Old February 9th, 2008, 08:27 AM   #10
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That is AWESOME. I'ma have to try some of this when I go back to NY this summer.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 07:58 AM   #11
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So, how do you get there?
I didn't take those shots, they were done by someone else, plus those shots are around 10 years old, but I doubt they have changed from then.
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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:04 AM   #12
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are there any photos of the area under Grand Central?

I forgot what it is called but it was a target during WW2, i think.
Anyone know what I'm talking about?
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There aren't any abandoned portions of 42nd St-GCT, but there is of 42nd St-PABT, and South Ferry.

42nd St-PABT





South Ferry


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Old February 12th, 2008, 12:33 AM   #14
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The rest of the abandoned subway stations in Manhattan.

City Hall (not to be cofused with Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall)






Worth St





Courtland St-WTC (Hasn't been reopened since 9/11)


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Old February 13th, 2008, 07:43 AM   #15
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is the Courtlandt St station ever going to be restored?
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When in NY last sept. travelled the subway from midtown to near Battery park the train went through a closed station near the WTC site.....was it this station? (Cortland St.) I wanted to take a pic but wasn't expecting to see damaged station. After spending most of the day in Lower Manhattan on sept. 11, caught subway from near City hall back to 28th st...took movie of whole journey, stops voice-overs and all.....I had a whole carriage to myself?...and no one got on the whole way..It was very surreal.....But it was near 3am......Was that a dangerous thing to do?.......
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Creepy pictures. I suppose you do take a risk apart from the legal one when visiting such stations, right? Can't you bump into not-so-friendly people down there, or they don't take refuge in the stations?

You can clearly see the damage sustained by Courtlandt St.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 02:25 AM   #18
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The Cortland St Station will reopen, and the MTA will not leave as it was after the attacks, plus they are currently working on restoring it, though I don't see they MTA couldn't have just integrated the original City Hall Station with the current one rather than just abandon it back in 1945.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 05:43 AM   #19
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Can you get to any of these places? I wanna know how.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 06:10 AM   #20
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City Hall is possibly my favourite metro station because of its spledid beauty. If all stations could be like it, I'd love it. By the way, because of the 7 extension the lower level of the 42 Street-Port Authority Bus Terminal station will be demolished.
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