New York lovers, have you ever noticed how much you care about your subway? How much a delayed train can affect your plans? Because your love for the subway is never enough, MTA employees and the city of New York created the MTA – Transit Museum. It opened in 1976 for the bicentenary of the American revolution.
The MTA – Transit Museum is located in downtown (Boerum Pl, Brooklyn). The opening hours are from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. from Tuesdays to Fridays and from 11:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekends.
It is a perfect deal for a family outing or with your beloved friends. The admission isn’t very expensive, the maximum you can pay is $7 if you are an adult without any discounts. Then, if you have enough time, I fully recommend you to take a look at the rest of the collection presented at Grand Central.
Meanwhile as a teasing, let me summarize to you the things you can deal with when you are visiting this Museum. At first, you will observe historical photos. There are important to understand the next, and are also full of meanings. With these visuals, it is easier to catch how the work conditions were difficult. Needless to explain how they were courageous and brave. For instance, the wages were very low while they used to spend all their energies to build this subway.
Then, demonstrations with captions are proposed as an environmental realization. Where do the resources come from? Which states are involved in this construction? Which process is the most efficient? How did they decrease the impact on our planet?
After that, you have assimilated a quantity of new information, you are heading for the next floor that proposes the trains of different times. That’s obviously the favorite part of everyone. It is handsome to have access to all the trains. The comfort wasn’t the same at that time. Be curious and doesn’t hesitate to put your head up. “Have you looked the old ads on the walls? Funny and so obsolete, don’t you think?” asked my friends.
Just as an entertainment, you can check out the presentation of the museum in video:
I am pretty sure that we all were amazed observing the decor of a New Yorker subway station once. I do like the Times Square or the mosaic fish in Delancey Street. And you, what is your most beautiful station?