The New York City Subway is one of the oldest public transit systems in the world, so it’s no surprise that Manhattan has its fair share of abandoned subway stations. We previously toured the unused City Hall station but there are many more, hidden from the public eye.
Image via NYCSubway.org
Before the Great Depression, a Second System was planned for the IND line to connect the Rockaways and midtown Manhattan. A full station and tracks were installed in Queens that were to connect to the Roosevelt Avenue-74th Street stop but were never used. You can see remnants where these tracks now dead-end at 78th Street. In addition, many active stations have unused levels and platforms which we explore in a follow-up piece here.