New York Transit Museum
New York Transit MuseumBoerum Pl (at Schermerhorn St) Brooklyn, NY 11201
The New York Transit Museum, one of the city's leading cultural institutions 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, housed in a historic 1936 IND subway station in Brooklyn Heights, has grown in scope and popularity. As custodian and interpreter of the region's extensive public transportation networks, the Museum strives to share, through its public programs, this rich and vibrant history with local, regional, and international audiences.
Before New York City began constructing tunnels, people traveled above the ground on horsecars, trolleys, buses and elevated trains. Today at 2pm in Downtown Brooklyn, join us on one of our old elevated cars for a discussion about life in the city before the subway came along as we look at images and explore artifacts from our collection.
Happy Birthday to the Washington Metro! #OnThisDay in 1976, the first phase of Washington Metro’s Red Line began operation from Farragut North to Rhode Island Avenue. Five additional lines were added in subsequent years, and today the Metro is the second-busiest rapid transit system in the U.S. with over 90 stations and 117 miles of track. The most recent addition, the Silver Line, opened its first phase in July of 2014 and connects Fairfax County, Virginia to Lake Arbor, Maryland. Visit an online exhibit on the history of the Metro at https://chnm.gmu.edu/metro/.
Alas, I had to choose between my coffee and popping in to your shop/gallery. I was wondering whether there are affordable photo histories of the construction, and restoration, of GCT? Also, please tell me there will be little to of ways to "watch" this new LIRR concourse project. Wow a!