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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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Shine On You Crazy Diamond! Bob’s Red Hook Trolley Could Happen

All Bob Diamond had to do was threaten to quit his popular Atlantic Tunnel tours and magically his dream of a Red Hook to Atlantic Avenue trolley line is brought back to life.  Coincidence? Maybe.  Super-fantastic? You bet. Diamond began his quest for the trolley back in 1989.  Rep. Nydia Velasquez scored a $295k federal […]

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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 Tunnel’s Bob Diamond Shipping Out

The Brooklyn Eagle reports that tours of the Atlantic Avenue tunnel are done. Mcbrooklyn adds that the Atlantic Tunnel hero Bob Diamond is leaving Brooklyn, possibly because he can’t fight Borough Hall. Though he found the oldest subway tunnel in the world right underneath Atlantic Avenue, he has been unable to get the ok to […]

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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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Trolleys: Our Past; Our Future?

As reported in The Brooklyn Paper last week, workers installing new water and sewer lines near the foot of Old Fulton Street encountered some trolley tracks that had been buried under asphalt for many years. After consulting with city officials and an archaeologist, the contractor “ripped up the tracks and threw them in the trash.” […]

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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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