Freedom Tunnel, A New York City Hidden Gem

    We just wanted to share a few shots from the inside of Freedom Tunnel, famous for its graffiti art by notable artist Chris "Freedom" Pape.  Located underneath the beautiful and scenic Riverside Park on on the Upper West Side of Manhattan, the tunnel is also well know for the shantytowns from the 80's and 90's built by the tunnel residents known as "the tunnel dwellers". Please note that exploring this tunnel from the inside is considered trespassing and anyone caught can be detained and fined by Amtrak authorities. This is an active train tunnel with trains passing by at high speeds so it is also very dangerous. We explored this tunnel from the outside just being curious about the entrances while searching for evidence that the tunnel is still being used as a home for dwellers.

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M. Nuri Shakoor, Photojournalist, U.S. Press Agency
Alla Bevzenko, Chief Editor, New York City Arts, Sports, & Entertainment
U.S. Press Agency -NYC Arts, Sports, & Entertainment


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