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Ghosts of the Elevated: Myrtle Ave & Williamsburg
May 22, 2016 | 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Long before the underground tunnels of the subway opened, elevated railway lines rose above the busy streets of New York City, offering commuters a swift travel alternative to the traffic below. Though many of the elevated railways are gone, the construction of these lines in the 1870s established the business and residential neighborhoods that define this city today. On this special walking tour of Williamsburg and Bushwick, Michael Morgenthal takes you on a “ghost hunt” of places and spaces – the old Myrtle Avenue Station, original trusses from the elevated line, and advertisements strategically placed to be viewed from an elevated vantage point, to name a few.