If you take the Downtown 6 train you may spot something mysterious and beautiful from long, long ago — and if you are brave and adventuresome, perhaps you will find a way to see evidence of the The Underbelly Project


New York City’s Hidden Subway Station (Travelettes.com)


“Deep in the belly of New York’s subway system, a beautiful untouched station resides that has been forgotten for years with only a limited few knowing of its existence. Stunning decoration with tall tiled arches, brass fixtures and skylights run across the entire curve of the station, almost a miniature imitation of Grand Central Station… But it sounds like something straight out of Harry Potter, right?



It was opened in 1904, with the hope of making it the crowning glory of the New York subway system in elegant architecture and a place for commemorative plaques to honour the work that had resulted in such a successful underground mass transit system. It was to be the original southern terminus of the first ‘Manhattan Main Line’; however the station was closed and boarded up in 1945. The gem of the underground began gathering dust, forgotten by the general public, as passengers were forced off at the Brooklyn Bridge Stop before the train continued on to the terminus to make its turnaround…”


For more photographs and information about this gorgeous place, click here.


More on The Underbelly Project here.