Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Discovery of a long lost tunnel


"I am going to take you into a long dormant tunnel in queens n.y. that was built in 1933 and was sealed shut soon after due to safety concerns. Several people told me that the ramp was NOT used by cars, but by horses, as it was a bridle path that was indeed sealed up in the late 1960s."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great stuff Joe. I seem to recall a news story a while back about residents complaining about that same spot. The city cleaned out and painted over graffiti. I think this is that same area. I also recall mention of a trolley line running along that area back in the 30s - 40s??
Again, not absolutely sure if this is the vicinity. Any sign of railway tracks?
Keep unwrapping old NY! It's fascinating.

Anonymous said...

Interesting - are there more of these type vids?

Anonymous said...

A little long, but thanks I've run past that ramp many times and did wonder what and why. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Discover any old political skeletons in there?

Ooops...now that the news is out, the Asiatics might use it as a smuggler's cove or the Stavisky's use it as their emergency mad money vault!

Anonymous said...

These were not tunnels for cars..they were bridal paths for horse back riders back in the day...

Anonymous said...

It was an underpass. Not a tunnel.
Two very different structures.
Nice try.

Anonymous said...

Cool find, but geez could you drag it out any longer?

Anonymous said...

Maybe they should dag you into the tunnel and seal it back up, last poster!

Auntie Invasion said...

does he want me to go in there w/ him? cause he's kinda cute.

what was he doing in the area? I'm sure crack heads got it locked down.

Anonymous said...

There was once a narrow path and, next to it, a bridle path that ran from Alley Pond Park along the south side of the GCP, crossed under Springfield Boulevard and passed by P Pond (who knew then that that P stood for Potamogeton?!)
http://forgotten-ny.com/2011/03/5604/
along the north side of the Grand Central Parkway all the way to Cunningham Park.