Day 589

Park Avenue Tunnel

August 10th, 2013

This 150-some-year-old railroad-turned-automobile tunnel beneath Park Avenue is normally off limits to pedestrians, but the city DOT has decided to open it to foot traffic as part of this year's Summer Streets, "an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space—our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe." It's the first time the public has been allowed to walk through the tunnel since the 1930s (or ever, depending on your source).


  1. Gigi says:

    I did not see you, Matt! But I did see the set of stairs near the end of the tunnel, probably leading to an abandoned station from before.

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