Sunday, October 21, 2007

Line Up for Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Tour

The crowds lined up all day Sunday for Bob Diamond's famous tour of the Atlantic Avenue tunnel.

The tour started up again last summer, after a hiatus of roughly five years.

Diamond discovered the long-lost tunnel -- which runs under Atlantic Avenue between Boerum Place and Hicks Street) in 1981, after hearing about the legend of a Civil War era rail tunnel on a radio show. After an eight-month search (during which he was repeated advised by City officials to give up on his lost cause) he struck gold -- uncovering, intact, the world's first subway tunnel.

- Brooklyn Spelunking: Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Tours Return
- He Might Be Crazy -- But Wouldn't You Love to Take the Trolley in Brooklyn?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great to see this post.

We saw the line yesterday from the street fair and were wondering what it was all about.