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We went to the New York Transit Museum over the weekend. You’d think this has very little to do with beer, but beer advertising has always been commonplace on the subway (aside from, you know, those few years of prohibition). The subway cars on display at the museum carry period-specific advertising, so naturally, beer ads are part of the hundreds of ads.
These days on the subway, we’re overwhelmed with ads from Budweiser more than any other brewer. But back in the 1950s and 1960s, subways displayed ads for the breweries of yore, like Pennsylvania’s Yuengling, Rochester’s Genessee, Brooklyn-based brewery Rheingold, and Guinness, which was brewed in Long Island City, Queens from 1943 to 1954. Here are the ads we spotted…
FREE WIFI IN SOME STATIONS! Finally! Thank you. Its 2013 for fuck’s sake.
Someone at the New Yorker who really loves infographics whipped up this awesome interactive chart that shows the median income of every stop of every subway line in the city. The richest subway stop? The Chambers Street 1,2 and 3, A and E stops, the World Trade Center E stop all have median incomes of $205,192. The poorest stop in the system is Sutter Ave on the L, coming in at $12,288. Brooklyn’s number one!
Times Square Shuttle by Jon Naar.
Got A Girl Crush On: New York City’s Miss Subways
Apart from having one of the coolest museum experiences in town*, the New York Transit Museum acts as a fantastic historical troubadour of the of this awesome city — told through its public transportation system. The Meet Miss Subways is one of my favorite anecdotes in this New York’s underground history.
In an exhibition currently showing at the museum, Photographer Fiona Gardner and journalist Amy Zimmer track down and catch up with former contestants, turning out a lovely portrait series.
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*In full disclosure, I did an internship in the New York Transit Museum’s Archives and am probably a tad bit partial regarding the awesomeness of the NYTM.
All are invited to participate in the 12th Annual No Pants Subway Ride. The event will take place at 3:00 PM on Sunday, January 13.
My name is Jay, what’s your name? #JayZ
Our friend Reema showed some hilarious commercials in last night’s NYC subway class. They were produced by the MTA itself in 1989, with the intent of getting New Yorkers back on the trains and “heralding the revitalization of the system.” The resulting commercials are a strange,…
For only the second time in the history of New York City mass transit, the MTA has suspended all train, bus, and commuter rail service due to a natural diaster. The first time was last year, for Tropical Storm Irene.
Check out the beautiful old abandoned City Hall station in lower Manahttan. Trains still run through it and you can see it (though it will likely be quite dark). Stay on the 6 train downtown after Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall (first/last stop). The train uses the old station to turn around and go uptown. Alternatively, the MTA occasionally offers tours of the station.
Photos by John-Paul Palescandolo & Eric Kazmirek.
Don’t Be A Fucking Asshole on the NYC Subway
I’d like to launch an awareness campaign aimed at rude New Yorkers, written in a style they’ll understand, so that one day, maybe, they won’t be quite so shitty.
I should note that most New Yorkers are completely wonderful, caring people. It’s just that some of us seem to enjoy the “New Yorkers are assholes” thing a bit too much.
Check out some photos that Stanley Kubrick took on the NYC subway for LOOK magazine in 1946, courtesy of the Museum of the City of New York.