3. Nevins Street

Nevins Street Subway

Below the Nevins Street subway station which serves 2, 3, 4, and 5 trains, there is an abandoned platform and track that was never finished. The Nevins Street stop was part of the original IRT Brooklyn subway line proposed in 1904 to run under Fulton St and Flatbush Ave. Construction had already begun when the plans were changed in 1905 calling for more tracks. The lower level track at Nevins Street was never completed and never used, however, at the existing platform, you can see decorative ironwork on the railings that lead down to the underpass. The underpass is the only part of the abandoned level that has ever been used. The abandoned platform is just on the other side of the wall. If you know the right place to look, you can peek through the door and into the abandoned space. In 2016, artist and activist Phil America hosted a guerrilla exhibition on the abandoned level highlighting mass shootings in America.