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New York Transit Museum

Events, History

Transit Museum to display winning entries from GCT Centennial Celebration design competition

June 5, 2013

As part of its Centennial Celebration, the New York Transit Museum and the Architectural League of New York held a competition seeking modern reinterpretations of Grand Central Terminal. Contemporary architects and designers submitted more than 100 designs that captured and re-imagined Grand Central in media ranging from charcoal drawings to computer-generated landscapes. The jury selected 20 winning designs – and those designs will be on display at the Transit Museum beginning June 15. That’s Brooklyn resident Stephanie Jaszmines’ interpretation above.

The Transit Museum is located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn. More information here. And there’s more information about the year-long celebration of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial here.

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Events, Kids

NY Transit Museum Hosts Concert by Kids for Kid, Thursday June 7 (Chancellor’s Day)

June 1, 2012

Looking for something to do with your kids on Thursday, June 7, when schools are closed for Chancellor’s Day? Head over to the NY Transit Museum, where two Brooklyn teens will be performing at 1:30 and 3:00 pm.

Wolfe Edelman and Joanna Wagner, both 8th graders at MS 51 in Park Slope, will be performing. Wolfe is in the instrumental program and band and has been playing guitar since the age of seven. Joanna sings and is in the school’s show choir. They have created a transit-themed list of songs.

The Transit Museum is located at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street in Brooklyn Heights. Admission is $5 for children and $7 for adults.

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Transit Museum Introduces New Discussion Series “Problem Solvers” with guest Sarah Kaufman

January 23, 2012

The New York Transit Museum has announced the start of an informal discussion series, Problem Solvers, hosted by Ben Kabak, founder of the blog Second Avenue Sagas. The free series begins on Wednesday, February 1 at 6:30 pm and will take an intimate look at the most interesting people working behind-the-scenes to operate the city’s century-old transit system.

Mr. Kabak’s first guest is Sarah Kaufman, who led the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s open data program. As an innovative and pragmatic leader within the MTA, Ms. Kaufman worked to put the agency on the fast track to the digital age, collaborating with third-party software developers to improve public access to transit data. Ms. Kaufman recently joined NYU Wagner’s Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management. The hour-long program includes audience Q & A.

Problem Solvers continues on April 25th when Mr. Kabak, dubbed “The Transit Authority” by the Village Voice, will engage a second interviewee in informal conversation at the Transit Museum.

Doors open at 6 pm; program begins at 6:30. Guests are invited to explore the Museum prior to the start of the program. Light refreshments will be served.

What: Free! Problem Solvers discussion series debut

Who: Host Ben Kabak (Second Ave. Sagas) with guest Sarah Kaufman

When: Wednesday, February 1, 6:30 pm (doors open at 6 pm)

Where: New York Transit Museum, inside the subway station at the corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn. General information (718) 694-1600 or click on this link.

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NY Transit Museum Announces Subway Sleuths Fall Session

September 21, 2011

The Fall 2011 session of Subway Sleuths, the New York Transit Museum‘s after-school program for students with autism and working at the 4th/5th grade level, begins Tuesday, October 4. A required introductory morning of fun activities will be held on September 24. Click here for more information. The New York Times covered this innovative program in a story in August.

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