17. Sedgwick and Jerome-Anderson Avenue Abandoned Station


Abandoned Sedgwick and Jerome-Anderson station in the Bronx. Image via Vanshnookenragen

A remnant of the elevated subway days, Sedgwick Ave and Jerome-Anderson Ave are forgotten railway terminals and elevated rapid transit link near the Harlem River in the Bronx. Both opened in 1918, they were an extension of the 9th Avenue El, a service known for its “Suicide Curve” at 110th street. In 1958, the service closed down after the city’s consolidation of its three subway systems. While the steel elevated structure was removed in Sedgwick Ave, the ground level portions and the tunnel of the station still remain today. You can take 4, B or D trains to 161 St, and travel across the footbridge over Sedgwick Ave and the Major Deegan Expressway. From there, you should be able to see the outdoor portion of the platforms in the bushes, and the ground level station hidden under the highway, marked by an old stone wall. For Jerome Ave, walk west on 162 St, and the remains of the station are on the west side of Jerome Ave on the hillside.