Be the first to check out the new 2nd avenue subway stations and more! You probably ride the NYC subways every week but did you know that before the subways we had miles of elevated tracks in the city? Did you know the very first subway was a pneumatic tube that stretched only a few hundred feet and did you know that the original Penn Station was bigger and more beautiful than Grand Central?? Our tours are designed for people who live, work and play in New York. We give you an opportunity to see the city that surrounds you every day in a totally different light! Join a few dozen fun and friendly people for this journey back in time!The Group will meet at Starbuck's on 7th Avenue and 31st street. From there we will make stops at Penn Station, Grand Central for brief history tours and end the tour with a ride past 2 "ghost" stations including the famous City Hall Station. If you wish to stay on and check out the new 2nd Avenue stations with Dave will bring anyone up for the bonus tour.
Some of the things you will see along the way:
-Grand Central then and now.
-The ghosts stations at 18th and City Hall (ride through)
-Excavated walls, tile and artwork at 14th street.
-Amazing remnants of the old Penn Station.
You will also see fantastic pictures of the subway from its beginning to the famous graffiti cars of the 80's.
Can I come alone? Yes 98% of those attending will likely come on their own
How long will it take? Start to finish about 3 hours.
How much does it cost? $15 for the tour and you will likely have to swipe your metrocard 2-3 times.
What should I wear? Winter casual.
The tour ends at City Hall with an optional bonus to go to the new 2nd avenue stations.