There's more Gardening Pins to see...
Come take a look at what else is here!
He used Pinterest to start his rooftop oasis
Join Pinterest to find all the things that inspire you.
Creating an account means you’re okay with Pinterest's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy.
billion Pins
to explore
seconds to
sign up (free!)

Tunnel Dwellers of NY

Back to
Tunnel Dwellers of NY

Tunnel Dwellers of NY

  • 9 Pins

NYC Underground

NYC underground

The Underbelly project. For years an unused, undiscovered and unseen subway station sat under New York. In 2009 artists were being secretly escorted into the depths of the station to leave their mark. Each artist was left to paint for one full night. The original entrance has since been removed. If you want to go check it out you run the high risk of being arrested, as going down into the tunnels is illegal. Legit, one of the coolest things of all time.

New York City’s Hidden Subway Station

The Tunnel Dwellers of New York (2008 documentary by French director Chantal Lasbats) Beneath NYC's skyscrapers there are 18 levels of tunnels & 468 abandoned subway stations. 30 years ago, many homeless Vietnam-era veterans homesteaded this urban wilderness. However, after 9/11, city officials became less tolerant of the tunnel dwellers & most were forced to abandon their underground abodes. Meet a few hardy occupants of this hidden world who continue to live there.

This is a photo taken from Andrea Star Reese's series called "Urban Cave" where she explores the people that are living in the abandoned train tunnels that run under New York City

NYC Underground by Reveral. A look into the tunnels, subways, bridges, warehouses, abandoned buildings and ships in New York City.

Historical map of New York subway tunnels

Thousands of people live in the subway, railroad, and sewage tunnels that form the bowels of New York City and this book is about them, the so-called mole people. They live alone and in communities, in subway tunnels and below subway platforms and this fascinating study presents how and why people move underground, who they are, and what they have to say about their lives and the “topside” world they’ve left behind.

Dark Days (2000) Documentarian Marc Singer trains his camera on a group of homeless people who live in an abandoned New York City railroad tunnel. At night, they retreat underground, where they have a sense of community that many surface dwellers would envy.