2022: Exploring Grand Central Station at Night

“If we don’t care about our past, we can’t have very much hope for our future.” – Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 1975. 

Heading inside the station. It’s one of the many entrances.

The other week, I explored Grand Central Station in Manhattan, New York, in the evening beyond the Main Concourse and the hustle and bustle. And this is what I’ve discovered so far.

Address: 89 East 42nd Street, Manhattan, New York City

Passengers are inquiring about tickets while a conductor is checking his phone.

Some History & Facts of Grand Central Station

  • Grand Central Station / Terminal has been around since the late 19th century and is a commuter rail terminal.
  • Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis was one of the preservationists who saved Grand Central Station from being demolished, which unfortunately happened to the neighboring Pennsylvania Station – also known today as Penn Station. (Thankfully, Penn Station is getting a makeover.) (Source.)
  • (Pennsylvania Station was demolished due to the Jet Age and the rise of the Interstate Highway Systems.)
  • Grand Central Station is the second busiest train station after Penn Station in North America.
  • It has a Beaux-Arts architectural style that originated in Paris, France, in the 19th century.

Doesn’t look like you could travel far with this station. You’re better offer going on the Amtrak. (;
A small section at the station showcases Grand Central Station’s history and future renovation.
A man walks through the museum. And I take a selfie in front of a dirty mirror. (;
A conductor getting his caffeine, and passengers are boarding and exiting the trains. There are also a few bakeries that are open this late, but if you go during the daytime, there is a whole section of shops and dining areas.
Passengers waiting for their ride or exiting.

Overall, it’s incredible and a blessing that this station has been preserved over the decades. And I’m happy that the preservationists fought to keep this place alive. There is so much more to explore!

Have you traveled to Grand Central Station? I hope you’re traveling well. (:

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