In 1904, New York City’s very first subway ride left from City Hall station, a dazzling space in downtown Manhattan that featured vaulted tile ceilings, gilded chandeliers, and lead skylights. Though its track is still active as a turnaround for the 6 line, trains no longer stop here. New York Transit Museum members can explore this New York landmark through exclusive guided tours. Not a member? You can catch a glimpse by riding a downtown 6 train. Just stay on the train past Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall and keep an eye out for the old station as you pass through the loop. It’s definitely worth the ride.
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Old City Hall Subway, all: Julian Dunn/Flickr