New York is a vibrant city. You probably have heard, it never sleeps. And as Frank said again and again: "If you can make it here you can make it anywhere."

It's a concrete jungle where dreams are made. More than 8.5 million people from all over the world call the Big Apple home, and another 60 million or so visit it every year.

That happens for a good reason: no matter what you love or which are your interests – art, food, architecture, photography, shopping, sightseeing, theater, music, romance, adventure, exploration – New York is the place where you can find it all and much more.

It's a new surprise on every corner, every day. It's a dream in every heart. Just have your eyes and sensibility open. In New York you can learn a new thing every single day. In New York you can make your dream come true. So, why not give it a try?

The Secret Train Buried Under Grand Central

The Secret Train Buried Under Grand Central

Neglected and rusting deep below Grand Central station, the armored train that helped heroic Roosevelt keep his polio secret.


Lying forgotten two hundred feet below one of America's most iconic buildings lies the closely guarded secret of one of America's finest presidents - rusting away when it could be a monument to his greatness. Hidden under the Grand Central train terminal in New York lies a vast area that was unknown to the outside world until the late Eighties.

It houses the power network that is responsible for the electricity that runs the entire station - and was a key target for Hitler during the Second World War.

But there is also the little known Waldorf-Astoria platform, which is known by Grand Central staff as the Roosevelt Platform. And there is parked the decaying hulk of the train the four-times elected president used to hide his disability, the paralysis from the waist down which forced him to use a wheelchair in private. Now go underground watching the video below


A piece of history: President Franklin Roosevelt's secret armored train on the Waldorf--Astoria platform beneath the hotel at the Grand Central Terminal, in New York. In the dark: The public was unaware of Roosevelt's disability because he used the train to get in and out of New York without having to be seen walking.



These Streets Never Sleep

These Streets Never Sleep

Inside New York's Most Secret Basement

Inside New York's Most Secret Basement