If only there was an udnerground attraction to stay away from the winter cold…oh wait! There is one: New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn.
New York is full of museums. We know. There’s one for each day of the year, one for each person’s obsessions (and there’s certainly lots of weird obsessions going on among new Yorkers), but like everything else, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly. Among the first ones, and we dare say among the very good and interesting ones, we’ve recently discovered the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. This is an underground museum, literally located in a former subway station, and features the story of how the transportation system in the city was developed, including interactive panels, trains of different decades and –our favorite— the story of how the A train was built as told by a “time-travelling” actor whose family used to live in a farm in the north part of Manhattan when the construction changed his life. Definitely not to be missed!
Address: Boerum Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 694-1600
Opening time: Tuesday – Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Closed Mondays and major holidays
Price: Adults $7
Children 2 – 17 years of age $5
Senior Citizens (62+): $5 – Free Wednesdays*
Tip: The “story of the A train” program is really a plus, so do find out if you need to be part of a group to get it, reservations or if there are specific scheduling requirements!