The recent 100th anniversary of subway service coming from downtown Brooklyn to Bay Ridge reminded me of what could have been.
Virtually no one remembers the long-forgotten proposed tunnel between 69th Street in Bay Ridge and St. George on Staten Island. Ground was broken on entrances at both ends of the proposed tunnel in the 1920's, but the project quickly ran out of money and was abandoned to history.
At that time, the estimated cost was $60 million. Flash forward 90 years later and it would cost $6 billion.
While living on Shore Road in Bay Ridge, friends and I would look to no avail for the abandon site filled in decades earlier.