1. The New York Transit Museum’s Old Subway Cars

The New York Transit Museum is a tribute to the MTA, and a visit might make you think twice before you complain about the subways’ defunctness. Planning New York City transit is a big job, and this museum is a homage to the people who put their blood, sweat, and tears into creating the tracks and trams that move us all over the city.

In addition, on the museum’s lower level there is an extensive collection of old subway cars, dating back to the early 1900s. The cars boast vintage advertisements and design sure to open a wellspring of nostalgia. The museum’s collection includes a steel car from the 1930s that cost $100,000 per car (a whopping sum in those days), as well as a multitude of other cars in various states of decrepitude. The vintage cars, still and silent in their graves, still seem to echo with all of the movement and conversations that happened when they were running.

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