5. East New York Freight Tunnel
The East New York freight tunnel is widely known among explorers and graffiti artists, though rarely mentioned online. This former four-track tunnel only contains one active track today, while another is used for storage. The freight tunnel was built in 1916 as part of a project to eliminate rail and street crossings. The only train that runs through here today is a short-haul freight train hailing from Fresh Pond yard and running down to Bay Ridge.
You have probably seen this tunnel in movies and television shows as the low volume of trains running through it — one or two a day — makes it an ideal location for video shoots. The East New York freight tunnel contains an abandoned train platform too, which was once part of the New York and Manhattan Beach Railway. Passenger trains stopped running through the tunnel in May 1924.