Retro Files: St. Marys Tunnel 2002Author: Control , Date Posted: 2009-12-23 00:00:00
At the time the rails were still in place, and the tunnel was not too severely flooded. It served as a home to the homeless and a pit stop for migratory birds.
Deep in the tunnel we came across a Yellow Crowned Night Heron. These birds tend to dwell in caves. With very few such locations around the NYC area, this old freight tunnel was for a time a good layover spot for such migratory birds.