10. Uncover abandoned subway stations

Guastavino at Municipal Building

To get from one Fourth of July activity to the next with great speed, it may be imperative to use the subway. But do you know about what came before the subway cars of today? Or the stations that have been abandoned over the years? Untapped New York’s Underground Subway Tour will be a great way to learn about the secrets of the subway while familiarizing yourself with its history. The Subway tour will begin at both 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. on July 3rd to give patriots ample time to learn subway secrets before wandering around the city on July 4th.

The tour will travel from City Hall Park, the birthplace of the subway station, and will offer information about the comically short route of the mythical “Subway before the Subway” — Alfred Ely Beach’s Pneumatic Transit System. Architectural ghosts within the abandoned Chambers Street station will jump out as participants explore the old “Grand Central of Downtown.” On this tour, the 6 train will be the main mode of transportation as participants and tour guides alike ride through abandoned subway stations.

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