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Old 06-27-2012, 07:31 PM
 
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One day I was driving from the East Village to Harlem, and I ended up doing a really cool drive through buildings, I don't recall any sidewalks- it was almost like being in a tunnel but I'm pretty sure it was open air above me.

What drive was that, and are there any other really awesome drives to take in Manhattan?
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Old 06-27-2012, 07:45 PM
 
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One day I was driving from the East Village to Harlem, and I ended up doing a really cool drive through buildings, I don't recall any sidewalks- it was almost like being in a tunnel but I'm pretty sure it was open air above me.

What drive was that, and are there any other really awesome drives to take in Manhattan?
Are you Bruce Wayne or your just high?
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Old 06-27-2012, 11:12 PM
 
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You drove through the Pan Am building.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:06 AM
 
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You drove through the Pan Am building.
Thats the waldorf astoria building and not panam.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:22 AM
 
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I'm being serious in the post- not sure what they call these parts of buildings that are 'drive through' but even more so very interesting to be on a public road in Manhattan that is no-pedestrian.

Any further detail if anyone knows about this would be great.
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Old 06-28-2012, 07:26 AM
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are you talking about the tunnel on park ave and grand central viaduct?




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Old 06-28-2012, 09:09 AM
 
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The actual building you wind up driving through.

Helmsley Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Before that you drive next to Grand Central Station, and the Metlife (Pan Am Building) on an elevated roadway.

If it was not this, it was likely the FDR, as that is the only other place I can think of in Manhattan where you drive through (really under) a building.
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Old 06-29-2012, 09:53 PM
 
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i know what he means. i remember driving from the old Tower Records on Broadway and 8th street in the village to the Upper E Side. i thought it was 3rd Avenue I was on
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Old 07-01-2012, 09:29 AM
 
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This is a HILARIOUS thread!

None of you know where are. If any but one calls himself a NYer, the person s/b shot, as an imposter!!

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Thats the waldorf astoria building and not panam.
You're a native and Mr. About-town, s/b ashamed!

The Waldorf is a hotel, one of the most famous and substantial in the country.

I wonder if you are simply confusing it with the Hemsley Building, which sits opposite the old Pan Am building and Grand Central, and straddling the head of Park Avenue (proper) with roadway openings on both the uptown and downtown street sides.

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The actual building you wind up driving through.

Helmsley Building - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Before that you drive next to Grand Central Station, and the Metlife (Pan Am Building) on an elevated roadway.

If it was not this, it was likely the FDR, as that is the only other place I can think of in Manhattan where you drive through (really under) a building.
The only fully accurate post in the bunch.
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