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Underground NYC Tour (AKA Empire Beneath The Streets)

By NYC Social (other events)

426 Dates Through Nov 29, 2020
 
ABOUT ABOUT

Meeting Location: *Starbucks - 38 Park Row #4, NYC (close to Beekman St.)
*The store is currently closed for renovation so we will be meeting right in front of it

Organizer will be - Gary

Safety precautions we are taking in regards to immediate tours:

Max of 10 attendees and we ask all to wash hands for at least 20 seconds before/after tour.                                                                     
Do not make any physical contact with the attendees. Consider wearing gloves/mask.
Cover any cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve, not your hands.
Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.

*Due to the popularity of this tour, we will continue to add new dates/times as others sell out, so please check back if you're not able to get tickets. Thanks.

You will need a Metrocard with at least one ride on it. Please pick up at any subway station before tour starts. For more info - http://web.mta.info/nyct/subway/howto_sub.htm  

It's right there under your feet, you probably ride it every day, but how much do you know about this city's amazing subway system. Our private tour guide will give us the secret history and inside story of the creation of the original 1904 subway line and how it grew into the most extensive transportation system in the world. 

All the art, all the history, all the technical breakthroughs, all the "whys" and all the shenanigans that went into this spectacular achievement. A unique experience for seasoned locals or new members to our fair city.

Get a look at the subway that few people, even lifelong New Yorkers, fail to recognize. This tour explores the areas of the system that are open to the public but in most cases overlooked. You'll end at Grand Central Terminal, ending with a discussion of the exterior of this iconic station.

We will enter the system at Brooklyn Bridge / Chambers Street Station. We will board a downtown local train so as to view the old City Hall Station from the train. We will be stopping at Astor Place and Grand Central station. We will switch to the Times Square- Grand Central Shuttle and then go over to Times Square. After that we will go over back over to Grand Central Terminal.  We will exit the system at this point.  We will also go outside to discuss the exterior of the Terminal. This is also the final stop on this tour.

The tour is approximately 2 and 1/2 hours. All sales are final and tickets are non-refundable.

Note: We will NOT be going into the City Hall abandoned station by foot, or any tunnels/areas that are not open to the public. We will view and discuss from the safety of a train.