While modern day straphangers enjoy amenities that early riders could only dream of, there are some vintage subway features we wish would make a comeback.
Penn Station houses some brand new art installations, as well as some original signs and architecture dating back almost a century.
The Beaux-Arts 96th Street substation is going to be demolished. Built in 1904, the 96th Street substation was part of New York's first subway.
An IRT sign was recently restored in Penn Station, built originally as an express station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line.
Before there was a “subway series,” there was literally a baseball league sponsored by New York City’s original subway line,
As one of the first stops along NYC's first subway line, the Times Square station still bears remnants of the early days of the subway system if you know where to look.
See one of the first subway maps on a special walkthrough of the Martayan Lan Gallery's antique map exhibit, "New Amsterdam to Metropolis: Historic Maps of NYC"!
Take a self guided tour around City Hall Park, where you can still spot several above-ground relics of the fabled City Hall Station, hidden in plain sight.
A small group of craftsmen at the Bergen Sign Shop in Brooklyn manufacture thousands of directional subway signs that straphangers rely upon to find their way.
We've seen subway cars without seats and ones with open gangways, but did you know that New York City once boasted an expansive fleet of all white cars?