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June 26, 2004 5:54 PM   Subscribe

Undercity reveals Gotham's secrets as uncovered by a guerrilla historian. [via Anil Dash]
posted by riffola (9 comments total)
Very nice. And I also must say that I kind of love the term "guerrilla historian".
posted by taz at 2:04 AM on June 27, 2004

Many of Gotham's underground secrets are "discovered" again and again by each generation. However, I rarely read about the never-used subway tunnel that runs beneath Central Park, south of 72nd Street and North of 59th. This is a fully completed subway line, with track, lights, paint and all amenities. I went in through a construction entrance in the early 1970s and walked the tracks for a good distance. At some point in that decade, the entrance was sealed, and the line never used. I imagine it was associated with the long-promised Second Avenue Line. It's right there in the shadow of the Plaza, but seems to have been lost to the city's collective memory.
posted by Faze at 6:02 AM on June 27, 2004

Thank you, this is great!
posted by fluffycreature at 6:46 AM on June 27, 2004

Thanks for the rad post. It reminds me of the old days when MeFi was more fun.
posted by tcobretti at 8:56 AM on June 27, 2004

The worlds fair site is indeed fascinating. "Access was provided by high-speed elevators, one of which has been stuck two-thirds of the way up for many years now." ...wonder if there's anyone in it.
posted by dabitch at 9:51 AM on June 27, 2004

If you have some time to kill, stop by a bookstore and thumb through "Invisible New York" by Stanley Greenberg. He's taken an amazing set of photos of just this kind of stuff.
posted by eddydamascene at 1:37 PM on June 27, 2004

I'm disappointed. I was expecting somebody to have discovered the entrance to the Bat Cave ...
posted by kaemaril at 4:05 PM on June 27, 2004

On a related note, Cincinnati's Secret Subway!
posted by dabitch at 11:34 AM on June 28, 2004

This is great. The worlds fair site pictures are beautiful.
posted by SisterHavana at 2:07 PM on June 28, 2004

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