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Queensboro Plaza is part of an elevated subway station located in New York City. A double-decked platform station, the Plaza, extends above Queen's Plaza east of the Queensboro Bridge.

Beneath the Planet of the Apes


In the late 40th century, large sections of the Queensboro Plaza were found intact, partially buried beneath a mountain of rubble. A time-lost astronaut named John Brent and a mute human female named Nova explored the dilapidated passageways of the Plaza subway tunnel. They first entered the tunnel to hide from a gorilla solder on patrol under the impression it was a natural cave. As Brent progressed, he doubted the tunnel was created by geological formations, then found a sign reading "ELEPHONE", which partially obscured sign advertising a pay phone, which was now out of service. He then found a moldering placard attached to a wall identifying the Queensboro Plaza. It was at that moment, that he realized that the "alien" world he thought he had discovered was actually his home planet - Earth.


  • In the Beneath the Planet of the Apes novelization, the Queensboro Plaza is spelled Queensborough.
  • Queensboro Plaza is an actual place in New York City, but is an elevated subway platform that lacks tilework, which is usually only seen in underground subway stations.
  • Queens Plaza station which is next to Queensboro Plaza station is the underground station, which would have had a tiled sign. 2 different lines servicing different trains.
  • Brent's reaction to learning he is on Earth and not some distant star was markedly different than Taylor's well known rant of "You maniacs; you blew it up!" Brent is more composed in accepting this turn of events, simply asking himself "My God, did we do it, did we really do it?" This suggests Brent had been less of an idealist than Taylor, thinking it was indeed possible nuclear war could come to Earth.

See Also


Planet of the Apes - The Original Pentalogy Series
Planet of the Apes (APJ) Movies
Planet of the Apes | Beneath the Planet of the Apes | Escape from the Planet of the Apes | Conquest of the Planet of the Apes | Battle for the Planet of the Apes
Main Ape Characters
Zira | Cornelius | Zaius | Ursus | Milo | Caesar | Lisa | Virgil | Aldo | Cornelius II | Lawgiver
Supporting Ape Characters
Hunt Leader | Julius | Marcus | Galen | Honorius | Maximus | President of the Assembly | Lucius | Minister | Minister | Frank | Mandemus
Main Human Characters
George Taylor | Nova | John Landon | Dodge | John Brent | Mendez XXVI | Caspay | Ongaro | Albina | Fat Man | Lewis Dixon | Stephanie Branton | Otto Hasslein | Armando | Breck | MacDonald (Conquest) | MacDonald (Battle) | Kolp | Mendez I
Supporting Human Characters
Stewart | Maddox | Verger | General Winthrop | General Faulkner | The President | Chairman of the President's Committee of Inquiry | E-1 | E-2 | Inspector Hoskyns | TV Newscaster | Mrs Riley | Mutant Captain | Jake | Jake's friend
Horse | Gorilla in Zoo
Items / Weapons
Sacred Scrolls | Human Doll | Alpha-Omega Bomb | Grape Juice Plus
Important Events / Battles
Ape Rebellion
Bellatrix | Orion | Earth's Moon | Ape City | Forbidden Zone | Statue of Liberty | Queensboro Plaza | Radio City Music Hall | Grand Central Terminal | New York Stock Exchange | St. Patrick's Cathedral' | New York City | Jefferson Public School | Los Angeles | Los Angeles Zoo | Forbidden City | Ape City (Caesar's City) | Council
Betrayal of the Planet of the Apes | Exile on the Planet of the Apes | Planet of the Apes: Ursus| Planet of the Apes/Green Lantern | Kong on the Planet of the Apes | Tarzan on the Planet of the Apes
Soundtrack Music
Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Beneath the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Escape from the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Battle for the Planet of the Apes (Soundtrack Album) | Music Of The Planet Of The Apes