New York City: Places to Explore and Random Underground Sites

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

The Atlantic Avenue tunnel is a section of an old train tunnel that was lost for many years. It was built in1844 and abandoned in 1861. The tunnel was rediscovered by Bob Diamond in 1982, a process that involved digging underneath Con Ed ducts from an entrance in a manhole in the middle of an intersection.

Information about the tunnel, the tours that Diamond gives, and photos of the entrance as well as photos from a tour, can be found on Saul Blumenthal's NYC subway page at http://wt.mit.edu/Subway/Tunnel/index.html

 

 

Rockefeller Center area

From alt.college.tunnels: us_nyc_ny_general1.txt

From alt.college.tunnels: us_nyc_ny_general2.txt


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