Museum of NY Transit

Museum of NY Transit

Stefry. S

 Hidden Gem 

Address: Boerum Pl & Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Today we are reviewing the New York City transit museum. This museum is located in Brooklyn. It’s located where the Court Street Station once was on Boerum place. It does display historical artifacts and tells the history of the New York City transit.

 

The museum is located in a decommissioned subway station. Court Street Station first opened in 1936 and decommissioned in 1946. Court St never saw much traffic because of other train stations near by. This caused it’s decommission only 10 years later. It is still a functional train station and was first opened again in the 1960s for movie sets. The taking of Pelham 123, original and remake were both filmed here.

 

In 1976, it opened once again as the New York City transit museum. At this time, it was only a temporary museum. Due to its high traffic and popularity, it became permanent. The museum display different train cars from different time periods in the lower level. Some from 1904 to the most recent A train. Some are made of metal and some of wood. Each one is quiet unique. The top level houses subway, train, bus, tunnel, LIRR, Metronorth artifacts. There is also a collection of original buses but are only displayed during the bus fair/festival.

 

The museum also houses a collection of water paintings, fare collection and some interactive exhibit for kids. It also displays the different turnstiles from different time eras. Our opinion? Worth it and for all ages! There is something almost magical when you enter each different subway car. You get to step back in time. You experience the greatest of the subway system. Experience what makes New York City, New York city. We recommend it and add it to your list of things to do in nyc. We went on a Sunday and wasn’t that busy!
Go forth, explore and discover!