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Duration: 2 hours

Overview

Explore the history of the New York City, NY subway in Brooklyn with our Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour! Learn how the subway helped develop Brooklyn, uncover abandoned stations, and see where Michael Jackson filmed his music video for Bad!

🚇 Uncover abandoned IRT, BMT, and IND stations hidden in plain sight

🚶‍♂️ Explore the design of the oldest subway station in Brooklyn

🌆 Discover the highest rapid transit station in the world

🕺 Practice your moonwalk (no pressure) where Michael Jackson filmed the music video for Bad

🚂 Learn secrets about the country’s busiest commuter railroad, the LIRR

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After purchase, you can request your preferred dates and times by following the instructions in the email you receive. If it's a gift, the recipient will also get an email with booking instructions.

Year Round: Monthly

Practical information

How long is the tour?
The tour length is approximately 2 hours.

Where does the tour meet?
The tour meets on the front steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall at 209 Joralemon St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Your guide will hold an “Untapped New York” sign.

How far in advance do I need to book the tour?
We recommend booking the tour at least 1 week in advance to secure your spot.

Do I need to bring my own MetroCard?
Yes, one MetroCard swipe or OMNY tap will be required to enter the Subway (NOT included).

Is this tour recommended for people with mobility issues?
Unfortunately, due to the many steps up/down in the subway stations, this tour is not recommended for people with mobility issues.

What should I wear on the tour?
Please wear comfortable shoes as the subway can be loud and crowded. There is limited opportunity to sit during the tour.

Will we be visiting any restricted areas?
No, this tour visits areas open to the public and does not access any restricted areas.

Will the tour always follow the exact same route?
The exact route and tour length may vary slightly based on the MTA’s weekend schedule.

Where does the tour end?
The tour ends at the Barclay Center.

Who will be our guide?
One of our licensed New York tour guides, who is always a local New Yorker!

Full description

Get ready to dive into the depths of the New York City subway system on our Brooklyn Underground Subway Tour! Brooklyn was the second borough to be connected to the IRT in 1908, and its subway system is just as rich in history as the one in Manhattan. On this tour, you'll discover how the NYC subway helped connect and develop Brooklyn, and you'll explore hidden histories and abandoned stations that are hidden in plain sight. Led by an expert guide, you'll learn about the history, architecture, and culture of the subway system in Brooklyn.

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Duration: 2 hours
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