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Diamond Roughed Again: Movies in Tunnel Cancelled

The movies in the tunnel under Atlantic Avenue, scheduled for this past weekend, were cancelled by order of the NYFD. Brooklyn Daily Eagle: On Friday night, a day before the weekend showings, the Fire Department called Rooftop Films and insisted that the programs be canceled, according to Rooftop’s Lela Scott MacNeil. Also on Friday, [Bob] […]

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Atlantic Ave. Tunnel Doubles as Movie Theater

Rooftop Films is going underground next month, as its Short Film Program will be screened in the famed Atlantic Avenue tunnel. The tunnel, whose entrance is located at the manhole cover on Atlantic and Court St., is part of the first subway system, built in 1844 and rediscovered by Flatbush resident Bob Diamond in 1979. […]

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Update: Atlantic Tunnel Tours Continue, Thanks to Marty

According to McBrooklyn, Bob Diamond has relented on his threat to discontinue tours of the Atlantic Avenue tunnel, after some persuasion by Borough President Marty Markowitz.

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Atlantic Avenue Subway Tunnel: Holding Out for a Hero

The Brooklyn Paper features an update on Bob Diamond’s quest to tear down the wall he believes hides a locomotive from the mid-19th century. More on the story after the jump.

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Is There a Locomotive Hidden Under Hicks?

Bob Diamond, the tourmaster of the Atlantic Avenue train tunnel is positive that there’s a locomotive hidden under Brooklyn Heights.  The New York Times profiles him and his new quest: New York Times: In Brooklyn… : Behind a wall in the tunnel, near Atlantic Avenue and Hicks Street, he believes, there is a steam locomotive […]

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