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New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn


by Andrea M. Meek
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The New York Transit Museum features historical artifacts and memorabilia of the New York City subway and bus systems. It is located in Brooklyn Heights.

Court Street memorbilia at New York Transit MuseumThe New York Transit Museum began as the New York Transit Exhibit in 1976 as part of the United States Bicentennial celebration. The admission fee to the exhibit was one subway token, and the exposition was so popular that it remained open as a museum.
The museum is located in the unused Court Street subway station in Brooklyn, at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street.

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New York Transit Museum Brooklyn entranceWhen you visit remember that it is in an underground subway station so you have to go down to enter.
This Court Street subway station opened in 1936 for the IND Fulton Street Line, but closed after only ten years.
There is also a smaller annex of the New York Transit Museum with changing exhibits located in Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.
The New York Transit Museum features Exhibitions, Special Events, tours, Excursions, Lectures and Screenings and Children's Programs.
Triborough Bridge exhibit at NY Transit MuseumThe galleries on display present a historical overview of the development of the city's public rail transportation network, the largest in the United States. Photographs, newspaper clippings, and maps help complete the story.
On the Streets: New York's Trolleys and Buses is dedicated to surface (above-ground) transportation with a simulated traffic intersection, a 1960s bus cab, and a child-sized trolley.
Subway car undercarriageAlso featured here is the educational and interactive Clearing the Air exhibit, teaching visitors about theenvironmental impact of fuel technologies, and the Dr. George T. F. Rahilly Trolley and Bus Study Center with over fifty detailed models of trolleys and work cars.
Moving the Millions: New York City's Subways from its Origins to the Present offers a comprehensive view of the transit system. Inside an historic subway carHere on the platform level, visitors can see vintage subway cars and elevated trains in mint condition and a working signal tower.
Steel, Stone and Backbone: Building New York's Subways 1900-1925 reveals the building of New York City's first subway line 100 years ago, and antique turnstiles and different types of collection devices can be seen at Fare Collection.
Historic turnstiles at NY Transit MuseumThe Sanford Gaster Education Center includes a computer resource center as well as an area for workshops and activities. The museum was closed in 2001 for renovations and reopened in September 2003.
Free entrance to the New York Transit Museum is just one of many included attractions, museums and tours when you purchase either the New York Pass.
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