Tunnel vision

November 19, 2002

Tunnel Visions

Few New Yorkers are aware that an abandoned railway tunnel runs under downtown Brooklyn, and for a good reason: Until 20 years ago it was more or less an urban legend, a massive Industrial-Age artifact that somehow had been lost in the bureaucratic shuffle at the city planner’s office.
Count me among those who didn't know that the world's oldest subway tunnel runs under Atlantic Avenue here in Brooklyn.

The Brooklyn Railway Historic Association not only runs tours and exhibits in the Atlantic Ave. tunnel, but is developing light rail in Red Hook, with plans to extend it to downtown Brooklyn.

Posted by Andrew Raff at November 19, 2002 01:41 PM
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