Since childhood I've only been on the Hudson River a couple of times, riding the Circle Line and such; but over the course of my life I've spent hours, probably days, beneath the Hudson. If you're trying to get from Brooklyn or Lower Manhattan to Jersey, you become very accustomed to the interiors of the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels that burrow under that river. If it's 11:30AM on a weekday, you can put your foot down; if it's rush hour or a weekend night, close your fresh-air vents and get ready to study some soot-covered white tiling.
I realize this video may mean little to those of you raised outside the city, but at one point or another, every motorist in the Tri-State Area has had this fantasy:
The sound alone sends chills up my spine.