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Exhibition on underground New York

From: Theodore Grunewald <tgrunewald>
Date: Friday, November 8, 2002
It is a great pleasure to invite my New York-area Cons DistList
colleagues to celebrate with us at the inaugural event of our new
organization. Ars Subterranea: The Society for Creative Preservation

    An Exhibition on Underground New York

The first art exhibition that takes you literally below New
York--and into the legendary Atlantic Avenue Tunnel--the first
railway subway tunnel in the world.

Entrance to the tunnel is through a manhole in the middle of the
intersection of Court Street and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. You
may wish to dress accordingly. Staff will be on hand to provide
access assistance if necessary.

For detailed information about the history of the Atlantic Avenue
Tunnel see sites below. Ars Subterranea is grateful for the
existence of these sites, and all the labor and love that has been
put into them. Thank you, webmasters.

    MIT's Digital Newspaper "Tech", Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Page. by
    Saul Blumenthal. Maps, drawings, images --a very visually
    informative site.

    Brooklyn Historic Railway Association's (BHRA) Atlantic Avenue
    Tunnel Page. (Click on the tunnel on the Brooklyn rail map.)
    Learn about Brooklyn's past and future trolley lines.

    Forgotten NY's Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Page. By Kevin Walsh. Walt
    Whitman and the tunnel / tunnel discovery.

    "Inside Brooklyn's Famous Atlantic Avenue Tunnel." Large b&w
    image of tunnel interior.

    David Pinman's's Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Page.
    Describes legends of enemy agents / walled-up locomotive.

    News thread on: "Steam Locomotive Under New York" from the
    RAILROAD Mailing List. Detailed industrial archaeology. More on
    the legends. Posted by: Neil Wotherspoon.

    S. Berliner III's Courtesy Page for the BHRA. Charming stories
    about the legend of the walled-in locomotive and more. Sadly,
    all images removed.

    Long Island's Atlantic Avenue Tunnel Page. "A Long
    Lost Tunnel in Brooklyn" by Sidney C. Schaer.

        **** Moderator's comments: The above URLs have been wrapped
        for email. There should be no newline

We hope you can join us this Sunday, November 10 from noon to 3:30
PM for what some believe will be a landmark event in New York's
cultural History.

Theodore Grunewald
Ars Subterranea: The Society for Creative Preservation

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