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City Hall Park: 1910

City Hall Park: 1910

Manhattan circa 1910. "Park Place (City Hall Park) and New York City Hall." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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To the left of City Hall can be seen the entrances to the original City Hall subway station , which closed in 1945. I was lucky to join a NY Transit Museum tour of this magnificent space many years ago and highly recommend it. If you can't get tickets for the organized tour (they sell out very quickly), here's a way you can at least get a quick glance: if you stay on the downtown number 6 train past the Brooklyn Bridge terminus, the train uses the abandoned station to turn around and head back uptown. If the lights in the abandoned loop station are on, it's a great view.

Note the subway entrances

This is the location of City Hall Station. A beautifully designed and decorated subway station that used to be part of the 6 (East Side) line. See and especially

The two entrance kiosks are no longer present, having been removed and the street penetrations paved over. Shown at the bottom of the photo is a grid of small squares. These are glass bricks, acting as a skylight over the station.

A tour is available to members of the New York Transit Museum.

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