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Exploring the Fascinating History of Transit at the New York Transit Museum

The history of public transportation in New York City is long and colorful. From the earliest days of horse-drawn streetcars to the modern subway system and beyond, the evolution of transit in NYC has been fascinating. Those interested in learning more about this journey can do so at the New York Transit Museum. Information can be found here.


Located in Brooklyn’s historic Court Street Station, the New York Transit Museum is the largest museum of its kind in the United States. It is dedicated to showing visitors the fascinating history of NYC transit and its critical role in the city’s growth and development. Visitors can explore more than a century of artifacts, including old photographs, maps, and other memorabilia. See here for information about Reasons Why Brooklyn Bridge Park is a Must-Visit Spot.

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The New York Transit Museum is divided into several galleries, each focusing on a different theme. The first floor features relics of transit history, including vintage buses, streetcars, and subway cars. The displays contain information on the subway system's history, including how it developed most of its current routes, plus a collection of antique subway tokens and turnstiles.

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