Saturday, July 18, 2015

Wallet Card at the Knickerbocker Hotel subway entrance

The Knickerbocker Hotel was built in Times Square in 1906. As it was built over the subway, a special entrance was built on the subway platform. (Subway entrances inside of major office buildings are actually fairly common in NYC.) The hotel closed in 1920 and converted to office space. At some point many years if not decades ago the door was sealed off, but the sign remains. The building is now being converted back into a hotel, so maybe someday soon this will start being an active entrance again!


  1. This is crazy wife just moved her crossstitch store to an old bank, and we're constantly finding weird aspects of the bank that we never knew about. It started with old signs and safes (the obvious stuff) and built up to cool tin ceilings hidden underneath stuff. We even figured out there used to be a window on the front back in the 1940's, and it's still there, just covered in layers of wood now.

    Cool stuff.

  2. This is so cool! This is going to sound weird... but I love watching CSI NY, because you get to see a lot of cool things like this in their episodes.