Many subway stations in New York City are no longer used for their original purpose. and were closed long ago. However, some of them are architectural marvels that give a glimpse into the past of the city.
One of them is the City Hall ghost station, which is probably the world's most beautiful former subway station. It has been closed to the public since 1945. It was opened again for a while and serves as scene of fine art events, fashion shows, exhibitions.
Address: Park Row and City Hall Park
the subway is safe everyone on tv says its scary ....vancouver bc canada's skytrainplat forms r more violent.
Fondest memory: shopping. thats about it. only because i'm into the quiet country side, wilderness, lonesome sport thing .
if i had tonnes of money it'd probly be real fun. but you have to go once to see.
When using the city's subway system take time to notice the variety of mosaics in the different platforms. Some are originals and others have been installed recently. Many highlight the uinque features of the neighborhood above the station, as in the picture here of Delancy St. Station, near the old Fulton St. Fish Market.
Canal St. (near Chinatown) also has some interesting mosaic work.
Even the smaller signs indicating the station name can be very intricate.
This is just a little freebie that can add to your overall NYC visit.
The subway system of New York is very well organized and very user friendly..
If you stay for a week , first thing I advise you is to buy a weekly metrocard which will cost you 21$ and believe me,it it the best way to get around..
However, some local friends still warns not to take subway after 11 p.m.
What trip would be complete without riding the NYC subway. We rode it to Coney Island which took us about an hour because we had to keep switching trains. Different trains run at different hours during the weekday as compared to the weekend. Since this was Wednesday afternoon, we had to transfer several times. There are maps at the stations that you can look at before you buy your ticket. It looks daunting at first, but it's actually quite easy once you know where you're going. It's also helpful to get a map before you go to the station. Marjorie had plenty of maps for us at the apartment. Once you figure out which trains to take, study the ticket options because there are different passes to suit your needs. Then hop on your train and and let NYC do the driving!
Fondest memory: You get to see neighborhoods of NYC.
Most people know about all the great sites, the Statue of Liberty , Times Square, Empire State Building, Broadway, Central Park, but it's wonderful also take the subway and go outside Manhattan. Queens,Bronx... why take the subway? Because is cheap :-) and you can feel like a N.Y. citizen
Fondest memory: I miss the WTC...
Favorite thing: The fastest way to get from one place to another is by New York Metro. Safe at any time of day or night, or were we just lucky? I believe New Yorkes did a great job to clean up their beautiful city and make it much safer than it was years ago.
Favorite thing: When you are on the subway and you're above ground... pay attention to the scenery. You might come across some interesting things. If you look at my picture for this tip, you can see what I mean!
Favorite thing: The Subway system is generally safe during the day, This was at the American Museum of Natural History stop...
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