9. Former Woolworth Building Subway Entrances

As part of the elements included in the Woolworth Building to make it irresistible to prospective tenants (just look at the cathedral-like lobby!) was the direct access to the subway. According to Woolworth Building tour guide Jason Crowley, the above red doors once led to a “passageway under Broadway to the BMT and IRT subways. The BMT is now the City Hall R stop and the IRT is the now closed off City Hall stop where the 6 turns around.That passageway was completely filled in under Broadway and no longer exists.” 

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VIP Tour of the Woolworth Building

For more subway entrance fun, check out 14 Beautiful Vintage Subway Entrances in NYC, track the art in the subway by line, and read about the Top 12 Secrets of the NYC Subway.

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