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New York Transit Museum

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New York Transit Museum

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Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island
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New York Helicopter Tour: Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island

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Discover New York City’s must-see sites from above on this helicopter tour of Manhattan, Brooklyn and beyond. See dazzling skyscrapers and elegant bridges, sprawling Central Park, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and more. Multiple departures are available to suit your schedule and all fees and surcharges are included.
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JohnB7987 wrote a review Mar. 2020
Seattle, Washington153 contributions141 helpful votes
This museum contains all the history of the New York City Subway System. If you like subway history, then this is a great place to visit.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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FergusonBillyTate wrote a review Mar. 2020
Cheshire, United Kingdom181 contributions87 helpful votes
Once all then main sites of New York have been visited, its time to appreciate the more historical points of New York. This being a major one. It's created around an disused old Metro Station, and falls on 2 levels. The top level shows many pictures of how the metro was built, with the lower level housing old trams from the 30s till 2010. Very interesting. You're able to wonder between the trams, and browse all the historical facts. Highly reccommend.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Howard B wrote a review Mar. 2020
Oceanside, California96 contributions27 helpful votes
From when I was a boy until I moved to California in my 20s, I took the subway all the time. I saw many changes in the cars, stations, speed and noise. In the '50s grampa had me duck under wooden turnstiles, and we went up to the platform. My grandparents lived in the Bronx, and the outer boroughs had mostly "els". We got on a rickety brown train with single slide doors and wicker seats went underground, under the river into Manhattan. I always felt a sense of excitement being there. The trains evolved, becoming quicker and more modern. Every 10 years was a big change. The stations retained their beautiful tiles and many have been restored to their original condition from 1905. There was a period when the subways were no walk in the park, from the late 60s to 1990, when the trains and stations were filthy and covered in graffti, even the windows, defaced, some violently or offensively. The rush hour, between 7:30-9am and 4:30 to 7, was and is "sardine city" and you get pushed and shoved. I worked in Manhattan and lived in Queens. We were called "bridge and tunnel people" by Manhattan snobs. I wouldn't want to repeat the ride. The trains are much more comfortable and quiet now, and stations and cars are cleaned up. It is safer, even at night, in all but a few areas. Avoid those and you'll be fine. For anyone who has affection for the subways or just historical interest in the evolution of the world's greatest transit system, I highly recommend. A unique museum in the world!
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Date of experience: June 2019
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CR1325 wrote a review Feb. 2020
Hollywood, Florida748 contributions94 helpful votes
While staying in Manhattan we decided to check out the Transit Museum in Brooklyn. It was a very interesting tour of subway cars through the decades and the history of the subway system. If your into trains you will defintely appreciate it. Well worth the time to visit.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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sophistihippie wrote a review Feb. 2020
Brooklyn, New York46 contributions26 helpful votes
This a wonderful space located in Brooklyn Heights in the old Court Street station terminal. It is full of old cars from turn of the 19th c. through the 20th c. and into the 21st. Special exhibitions of memory have been the comics and transit show and the vintage train ride and swing dance party. Check it out if you love public transit (or at least can appreciate how NYC evolved with their transit system).
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Date of experience: March 2019
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