The downtown/city hall Chambers Street station is one of the oldest, and perhaps, ugliest of all the subway stations in all of New York City. It is also one of my favorite subway stations, for it carries much unadulterated history. The real prize, the original city hall station is sealed off from the regular public, but this station also has much to offer.
This station is still in service using the inner platforms, but the two outer platforms have been out of service since the 1930's. This platform is fully visible, while the one on the opposite side of the station has long since been walled in.
A nice little piece of New York City Subwaycana...Long before there was the MTA (Metropolitain Transit Authority), there was the IRT (Inter-borough Rapid Transit Corp), BMT (Brooklyn-Manhattan Rapid Transit Corp), and the Independent Subway System.