Bonus: Warhol’s “Legendary” Party
As recounted in the book Grand Central: The World’s Greates Railway Terminal by William D. Middleton, in 1965 Warhol threw an “underground party” on the platform of the FDR track, also known as Track 61 of Grand Central Terminal. The secret platform was used by only a select few people, including President Franklin Rosevelt and had an entrance to the Waldorf Astoria Hotel. Although the track is closed off, you still can catch a glimpse of the abandoned platform when departing Grand Central on the Metro-North. We’ll chalk the Warhol story up to urban legend, but it would have been cool, right?
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