7. Chambers Street Exit at the Municipal Building
There is a now-defunct subway exit behind the main entrance to the Chambers Street subway station at the Municipal Building in Manhattan. There is a grate and standpipe in place of what was likely an exit staircase to one of the now-abandoned platforms of the station below.
Opened in 1913 as part of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit system, the Chambers Street station served as a terminal for trains coming from the Williamsburg and later the Manhattan Bridges. In 1931, two platforms were closed when the Nassau Street subway (now the J/Z lines) opened. The lost staircase may have been removed at that time.
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