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How New York City Threw Away the World’s Oldest Subway Tunnel

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34 years ago, Bob Diamond made a remarkable discovery underneath Brooklyn's Atlantic Avenue - the world's oldest subway tunnel. Diamond then devoted his life to giving tours of the underground landmark until 2013, when the city ordered it sealed up. Read on




 

 

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34 years ago, Bob Diamond made a remarkable discovery underneath Brooklyn’s Atlantic Avenue – the world’s oldest subway tunnel. Diamond then devoted his life to giving tours of the underground landmark until 2013, when the city ordered it sealed up. Read on to hear the rest of Diamond’s fascinating story and see how you can help him regain access to his beloved tunnel.

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