42: “Collision with a Ghost”: Anecdote about a New York City Subway operator who saw a black woman jump in front of his train at the Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights Station (Queens Boulevard Line), Nov. 22, 1951. No body was found.
An R46 R train at Roosevelt Avenue. The R Broadway Local is a rapid transit service in the B Division of the New York City Subway. It is colored sunflower yellow on route signs, on station signs, and on the official subway map, because it runs on the BMT Broadway Line in Manhattan.
Below Grand Central Station is a secret platform known as “Track 61″ — a platform built to hide Franklin D. Roosevelt’s polio from the public. Legend has it, FDR’s limo would drive off the train car (photographed above) and into a large, private elevator that would take the vehicle straight to the Waldorf-Astoria garage. Another fun fact from Gothamist: Andy Warhol threw a party here in 1965.
On September 13, 2015, New York City opened its first new subway station in 25 years, at 34th street and 11th avenue, the last stop on the 7 line. And no, the 7 train doesn’t stop anywhere between the last existing stop, Times Square, and this new one. (If you’re wondering, the last subway stations to open 25 years ago were along the F line—63rd and Lexington, Roosevelt Island, and 21st Street in Long Island City.)