1940s-Era Queens Midtown Tunnel Signage Still Intact

Posted on: March 25th, 2013 at 11:08 am by
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[Photo: Allison B. Siegel]Look what I found the other day.

With some time to spare before I had to be somewhere, I decided to venture  from a usual route. This little adventure landed me on the “Tunnel Exit” street between 34th and 35th streets, 3rd and 2nd avenues. The Queens Midtown Tunnel (which opened to the world in 1940) exit street, that is.

Alongside a wall of tenement brick, shrubbery, and barbed wire hangs a beautiful and pretty well-maintained original tunnel sign from the 1940s!

New York you never cease to amaze me. Follow the sign “East” or “West.”  You never know what you might find.

Ah, New York, my stunning and gritty…

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