Most New Yorkers can’t get out of the subway to their home fast enough. But for those that are enamoured with the system and it’s history, the system’s operating agency, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, sells old items as a way to help make up for its massive – and growing – operating deficit. The list is updated each month with new items, which can range from old station signs, to benches, strip maps from trains, and more. We perused through the list to check out some of the coolest items for sale. Here’s what we found: Wooden Subway Bench They may not be comfortable, but they are an iconic part of New York City subway stations. But at a cool $US650 each plus a $US75 processing fee, these might be for only the most serious of connoisseurs. NYC Transit Station Signs Take a piece of Times Square home with you, or West 4th Street, Neck Road, or any other number of subway stations which have signs for sale. Some signs are less than $US100, but … [Read more...] about New York City sells old subway equipment like tokens and signs. Here are some of the best vintage transit items you can buy
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Mexico City is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the world, and its metro carries 1.6 billion people every year. New York City is the only subway that carries more passengers, but Mexico City’s system puts it to shame. My experience in the Mexican capital showed that trains can be fast, clean, and quiet, without the need for expensive station upgrades or even express trains. New York City could learn a lot from Mexico City’s metro system. The Mexican capital is the largest city in North America, and even the US’ largest city pales in comparison to its sweeping neighbourhoods and suburbs that stretch for miles across the valley. Despite carrying 1.6 billion passengers per year – second only to New York in North America – in and around Mexico’s capital and the largest Spanish speaking city in the world the system is relatively simple to navigate and eerily quiet compared to New York’s screeching trains (and often time, loud … [Read more...] about I checked out Mexico City’s metro and was blown away by how much cleaner, faster, and quieter it is than New York’s subway. Here’s what it was like.
Ben Gilbert, provided by Published 5:14 am PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 Ben Gilbert/Business Insider The New York City subway system is one of the most fascinating curiosities in a city full of mysteries. Miles of underground track shrouded in darkness, littered with abandoned stations and secret passageways — it's a common object of desire for the urban explorers among us. And, occasionally, New York City acknowledges the delightful mystery surrounding its 24-hour transportation system. The annual "Holiday Nostalgia" train line, seen above, is a perfect example of this. The train line, consisting of eight vintage New York subway cars from several different eras, runs for a few weekends each year — from the Sunday after Thanksgiving to the end of the year, only on Sundays. It costs the same $2.75 as any subway ride. So what'd we do? We got on the train and took a ride, of course! This is what it's like. I got on at the Second Avenue stop in Manhattan … [Read more...] about New York City’s secret subway line with antique cars is back in service — here’s what it’s like to ride it
Mark Abadi, provided by Published 6:10 am PST, Monday, November 19, 2018 Mark Abadi/Business Insider Elevated Acre is a tiny, secluded park that sits on top of a parking garage in downtown Manhattan. Although the park covers just one acre, it offers incredible views of New York Harbor and the Brooklyn Bridge, and it's one of the few places in the Financial District where you can get some peace and quiet. I visited Elevated Acre and discovered exactly why it's considered one of New York's best-kept secrets. New York City is notoriously overcrowded — and there's arguably nowhere in the city more congested than downtown Manhattan during business hours. Business Insider's office is right in the thick of it, located in Manhattan's Financial District, just steps away from Wall Street and the World Trade Center. It's often a struggle to walk to a nearby restaurant or subway station without bumping into strangers, squeezing in between parked cars, or awkwardly … [Read more...] about I visited a secluded park on top of a garage in downtown Manhattan, and it’s clear why the hideaway is one of New York’s best-kept secrets
Forget “Sex & the City” – HBO’s version of Manhattan never let Carrie swing majestically from the skyscraper rooftops, like some sort of magical bird. In the brand-new “Spider-Man” game for the PlayStation 4, you’ve got free reign to fly across vast swaths of Manhattan’s iconic skyline. From Battery Park to North Harlem, the West Side Highway to the FDR Drive, Spidey’s able to soar through the air and take in the sights. What’s most impressive isn’t just the scale, but how closely that virtual version of Manhattan matches up with the real thing. See for yourself: One World Trade Center in “Spider-Man”: It’s the tallest building in Spider-Man’s Manhattan, just like in real life: And here is One World Trade in real life. A slightly different design, but not too different. The Battery Park in Spider-Man’s Manhattan is slightly smaller than the real thing: In reality, Battery Park is much … [Read more...] about I’m blown away by the virtual New York City of ‘Spider-Man’ on PlayStation 4 — here’s how it compares to the real thing