New York City’s Grand Central Terminal has its very own speakeasy, but how did it come to be called “The Campbell Apartment?” In this video celebrating Grand Central Terminal on its 103rd birthday, Grand Central Terminal’s historian, Dan Brucker, takes you inside the special history of this magnificent cocktail lounge.
Grand Central Terminal is the world’s largest train terminal located in the heart of Manhattan in New York City. On average, 750,000 people travel through Grand Central Terminal every day, thousands of which just stop in to admire the iconic landmark. The Terminal turned 103 years old Feb. 2 and, if you do the math, that’s a lot of people who have passed through the storied building and taken in its beauty, history and even its secrets.
Want to see more in the Grand Central Terminal video series?
- A close-up look at the elaborate Tiffany Clock topping the Terminal, the world’s largest example of Tiffany glass
- The bewitching zodiac and constellation ceiling above the Main Concourse
- Anecdotes from Grand Central Oyster Bar & Restaurant—as old as the Terminal itself
- Demonstration of the Whispering Gallery, the acoustical phenomenon in the lower level
- The story behind New York’s swanky cocktail lounge and bar The Campbell Apartment