New York Transit Museum
Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street
Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10 am - 4 pm
Saturday and Sunday 12 - 5 pm
Fee: $3 adults, $1.50 for under 17 and seniors
To get there: A, C or G trains to Hoyt-Schermerhorn Sts.; F to Jay St.; M,
N or R to Court St., 2, 3, 4, or 5 to Borough Hall.
I admit I haven't made it here yet. But everything I have heard has been
fabulous. If you have ever wondered how the city got its subway system, who
built it and why, go here. The museum is housed in a former subway station,
an has enough space to have old subway cars and other underground
Call ahead to find out what's showing, but also to get more information on
the coolest aspect of this museum: the underground tour. Yes, you can go
under the streets on the Subway Reality tour. These are held on
Wednesdays, but as stated, call to get all the info on it. You don't want
to haul to Brooklyn for this neat experience and then get there and find
out it isn't happening. That would be depressing. Wait, depressing is a
Goth trait. Never mind, this could be a good thing.
Commentary by Heather Babb, Monday, January 25, 1998.
|Illustration by Kurt Komoda|