Check Out This 1910 Plan to Build a Tunnel to Staten Island Under New York Harbor

The lost plan to connect Brooklyn to Staten Island with a ‘boulevard under the sea’
The lost plan to connect Brooklyn to Staten Island with a ‘boulevard under the sea’

Way before the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge connected the two boroughs, New Yorkers dreamed up ways on how to get from Brooklyn to Staten Island without taking a ferry. This 1910 proposal published in the New-York Tribune detailed a pan to build a "Boulevard under the sea", a massive 10-lane tunnel for rail, trolleys, carriages, and even the brand new horseless-carriages, a.k.a. automobiles.

Learn all about the plan in this recent article from our friends at 6sqft.

Plan to build "Boulevard under the sea" from Brooklyn to Staten Island
Plan to build "Boulevard under the sea" from Brooklyn to Staten Island

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