Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by TDowling
Is this passageway open? I realize the redevelopment took place years ago but haven't heard any news about it.
TD and NT:

The Gimbels Passageway (named after a defunct Herald Square department store) was one long block in length
which was under 33rd Street between the main LIRR concourse entrance to the 7th Avenue Subway and the 33rd
Street PATH/34&6th Avenue Subway Station.

This passageway has been closed since the early 1990s as a result of criminal activity and police patrol jurisdiction
problems resulting from its ownership - which was PRR-PC and then Amtrak as part of the Penn Station complex.

There is a discussion at the LIRR Forum about Penn Station Pre 1990s that mentions the Gimbels Passageway:
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Read the very informative posts about the Gimbels Passageway from Kelly & Kelly...