Sunday, September 27, 2009

Atlantic Avenue Tunnel

Through a hole in the street down a ladder and into a pool of mud. Some bending and twisting and another stair. Suddenly in another world. A large cool and dusk brick tunnel opened up like Wonderland. The world's first subway tunnel - right under Atlantic Avenue.

After being sealed and forgotten for some hundred years the tunnel was discovered by Bob Diamond in the 80s. The very same Bob Diamond who was our guide. An absolutely amazing character who made us laugh and cry equally. And who told the fascinating underground story of Brooklyn and New York. An absolute must.
BROOKLYN Atlantic Ave and Court Street
Every other Sunday at 1 pm.