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15.09.2014
The neatest part about the New York Transit Museum is the venue itself - the entire museum is built in an old subway station!
A note to visitors: since this is a "real" converted subway station, the temperature is what you would expect in a station. After entering the museum, there is a toll booth where visitors pay their admission, a gift shop, and the entrance to the exhibits.
The museum also contained an extensive exhibit on old subway turnstiles, models of old buses and trolleys, a small theater (that was playing Kennedy-related videos when we visited), and an "environmental quiz" area.
I was disappointed that there wasn't really any explanation about how the subways operate today. While the MTA is currently striving to build the new Second Avenue subway without disturbing businesses along the route, the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) had no such compunction about hampering businesses as demonstrated by this photograph taken on November 26, 1901.
This method of building, which disturbed all the utilities, businesses, and residents along the route, was not only cost effective, but fast. It took less than four and a half years for the original subway line, nine miles in length, to be completed. It was an amazing accomplishment considering what New Yorker’s are currently putting up with just to build a two mile section of a new subway on Second Avenue.
Old Photos of New York Subway The first underground line of the New York City subway opened on October 27, 1904. Saini Sa'aB   Old Photos of New York Subway The first underground line of the New York City subway opened on October 27, 1904.
Forgotten NY was the first recipient of the Outstanding NYC Website award by the Guides Association of NYC in March 2015! Forgotten New York is a program of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, a non-profit organization supported by the Long Island City community. One of the great joys of the NYC subway system is that so much of its rich heritage is still on display for all to see.


On Fort Washington Avenue near the Cloisters is this distinctive stencil-style subway sign that marks the 190th Street station on the IND (A) line. Somewhat similar in style, but with less panache, is this indicator which has probably marked the Queensboro Plaza station in Long Island City for many years. With its iron and concrete base, it’s survived quite a few assaults over the years from out-of-control cars! The New York Life Building in Midtown has its very own subway entrance marked with this sign, which fronts the 28th Street station on the IRT (#6)… the only subway line east of Sixth Avenue. 103rd St (formerly Alburtis Avenue station) on the #7 Flushing line has kept a few of its tiny painted lamppost-mounted station signs. A similar sign to the Met Life sign can be found on Fulton & William Streets, leading to the #2 and #3 lines. Meanwhile, the Jay Street sign on the IND, below, has a 1950s-era modernistic design Note that this sign maintains the green light tradition: a green light means this entrance is always open. The Williamsburg Building, Brooklyn’s tallest skyscraper, has a priceless ornate subway sign on street level.
The Stillwell Avenue station, terminal of the B, D, F and N trains in Coney Island, boasted the same facade in 1998 it had when constructed way back in 1920. One of the two original green and red plaques on the exterior of the Stillwell Avenue station.
Looking a bit worse for the wear of seven decades, this is an original BMT sign on Surf Avenue that leads to the cavernous Stillwell Avenue station.
Central Park has a number of quaint entries in the fancy illuminated subway sign sweepstakes. 1970s-style sign. The MTA now uses a gray and white scheme for local landmark signs like this now, and has replaced the Akzidenz Grotesk typefont with Helvetica.
It has a number of exhibits that explain how the subway was built, and how the subway system has evolved over the years.


The first exhibit had pictures of workers building tunnels, and boards explaining how the tunnels were built.
The station has a collection of old subway cars, and a little board explaining what era the car was from. The museum could have been more enjoyable if they added some more substance about how subways work. They had done almost everything possible to monetize the logos of the MTA, Metrocards, and the subway lines. Admiral » Similar Threads for : Old Photos of New York Subway How to transfer Apps Songs Data Photos Games from iPhone and Top 10 Inkjet Printers Photos and Details Who Has The Most Photos Of Them All? From afar, the building above the museum has banners on it announcing the museum, but to enter the museum itself, you descend into what looks like an ordinary subway entrance.
It is interesting to take a look at the old subway maps that were used, and the old ads that are still being displayed inside the cars. Here, we’ll take a look at the various ways the city marks subway stations at street level. Rather than having a list of the lines present at the station, the board above the stairway says "New York Transit Museum", and a list of the museums hours. How do multiple express trains combine onto a single track at some points without colliding? Pens, pencils, shirts, underwear, magnets, and anything else you can think of was available with MTA logos.



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