New York City’s avenue blocks are long, as are its winters; getting from Rockefeller Center to Times Square can be an unpleasant, cold and crowded experience–unless you take the underground passageway, the city’s largest, that spans the entire two-block-plus distance. Below, take a virtual stroll from avenue to avenue (and from the B/D/F/M to the N/R/W subways): Enter on the west side of Fifth Avenue between 50th and 51st Street and exit at Seventh Avenue and 49th Street–and buy yourself a few more minutes before you burrow into that parka.
Intrepid guide Minh T. Nguyen from nycsubwayguide.com explains how you can use the indoor underground passageway to get from Rock Center to Times Square, starting at 630 Fifth Avenue across the street from St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and emerging triumphantly into Seventh Avenue’s commercial melee. Even better, you can shop, dine, or stop to read a book and have a coffee at various points along the way. The passageway is only available during business hours as it traverses the bowels of various office buildings along the way.