For adventurous soul and urban explorer, Steve Duncan, New York’s underground tunnel holds a lot of mystery and wonder waiting to be discovered. Duncan painstakingly learned the history of the city and teamed up with Andrew Wonder to piece together an incredible journey towards exploring the NYC tunnels from the Bronx until they reach the Atlantic Ocean in Jamaica Bay which is at the other side of New York.
The tunnels have gone through more than two decades of industrialization and have been developed to keep up with the urbanization of New York. The area consists of waterways that were previously located aboveground during the 17th and 18th centuries when the city was not yet fully developed. It also houses the first enclosed sewer of the city along Canal Street which was built in the early 19th century. Today, the underground of New York is filled with a maze of tunnels connected to the subway system.
In filming this documentary, Steve and Andrew spent a week travelling through the tunnels spending five days in total darkness and four nights sleeping in damp, not to mention smelly, environment.