New Yorkers are known for their hustle and bustle in getting where they need to be. The Port Authority Bus Terminal is integral to moving visitors and commuters in and out of the city. The terminal’s dirty and unwelcoming environment may make it one of the most hated places in New York City, but there are some hidden gems from art galleries to a hidden bowling alley that may soften your opinion. Here are the top ten secrets of New York City’s Port Authority Bus Terminal.
10. Port Authority Gallery of the People
A gallery might not be something you’d expect to find in a bus terminal, but the Port Authority Bus Terminal isn’t a run-of-the-mill public transportation center. In January 2017, the gallery featured photographs of Muhammad Ali by photographer Michael Gaffney. The gallery went meta this past April and featured time lapse photos of the bus terminal by Tony Gregory. The Port Authority Bus Terminal 2017 Time Lapse Gallery was featured from March until the end of April.
The galleries inside the Port Authority Bus Terminal provide a rich cultural experience for both locals and tourists. While most people who travel through the terminal on a daily basis don’t know about the gallery, it’s a great bridge between transportation and art. There is also a gallery on the side of the Port Authority, projecting rotating art to pedestrians who pass by.