4. Court Street

Redbird subway car inside the abandoned Court Street subway station

What better place for a subway museum than inside an abandoned subway station? You’ll find the New York Transit Museum Inside the decommissioned Court Street station in Downtown Brooklyn is where. The station opened in 1936 but never saw high ridership numbers. As a result, it was closed in the 1940s. After sitting empty for nearly 30 years, the station was opened up for film and television shoots. In 1976, the museum was founded. Now, visitors can head below ground to see a fleet of twenty vintage subway and elevated cars, the oldest of which date back to 1907.