The other day I was looking something up on Wikipedia. And then I followed a link. And followed a link. And so on. You know how it goes.
This trip ended up in a completely different world: hidden subway stations in New York City. I had no idea. I wasn't looking for it. But after I learned about one—the never used lower Nevins Street station—I was hooked.
I'm just going to offer some links I found, sans context, and let you trip down the rabbit hole yourself. Enjoy.
Here's how I got there:
List of incidents of civil unrest in the United States → Know-Nothing Riot → Know Nothing movement → Bowery Boys → The Bowery → Proposed expansion of the New York City Subway → Nevins Street station
Zoe Rosenberg, In an Abandoned Subway Tunnel, an Art Installation Condemning Gun Violence, Curbed, 2016-04-25
John Del Signore, Photos: Inside An Illegal Party In An Abandoned Subway Station Deep Under NYC, Gothamist, 2013-06-24
Control, The River Nevs, LTV Squad, 2007-11-25
"76th St. Station":
- Control, Mystery Tunnel Recon, LTV Squad, 2007-01-21
- Bad Guy Joe, 76th street – the puzzling evidence, LTV Squad, 2007-01-21
- Tom Moran, 76th Street: NYC’s Legendary Abandoned Subway Station, Urban Ghosts Media, 2016-07-06
- Benjamin Kabak, The Underground Mysteries: 76th Street, 2nd Ave. Sagas, 2011-10-19
The Underbelly Project, South 4th St. Station:
- Benjamin Kabak, A subway art project in the abandoned Underbelly, 2nd Ave. Sagas, 2010-11-01
- The Underbelly Project, The New York Times, 2010-10-29 - Works by 103 street artists from around the world, were mounted illegally in a long-abandoned New York City subway station this summer.
- Luna Park, The Underbelly Project Beneath NYC Streets, RWK Street Spot, 2010-10-31
Bradley L. Garrett, Place Hacking, 2012-01