New York City Transit Museum130 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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HOURS: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday Noon to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays
NEIGHBORHOOD: Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn
Public transportation is one of the greenest ways to get around the city. At the New York Transit Museum — housed in a repurposed historic IND subway station — you can learn all about New York’s transportation history through the museum’s rich collections of photographs, maps, drawings, documents, and other ephemera. It is the largest museum in the United States devoted to urban public transportation history, and one of the premier institutions of its kind in the world. The museum explores the development of the greater New York Metropolitan region through the presentations of exhibitions, tours, educational programs, and workshops dealing with the cultural, social, and technological history of public transportation. Since it’s inception over a quarter century ago, the museum has grown in scope and popularity.
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One of the more enjoyable museum experiences for sure. A lot of fun hands-on options are available throughout the space. A good place to go for a family day or with any train/public transit fan.
I’ve always been fascinated by the subway, from wondering HOW it was constructed so long ago, to the days when William Randolph Hearst had a private car- up to the graffiti movement that the subways played such an incredible role in.
This museum is really cool, and made me appreciate the train I ride every day a little more.
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