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Visit the Past in a Century-Old Subway Car
Definitely one of the coolest museums in the entire city, the New York Transit Museum is located in downtown Brooklyn and offers visitors an opportunity to see what subways were like back when a ride cost a nickel. This lesser known museum is just a flat-out cool experience, from the minute you realize its entrance is a faux-subway station, you realize you're in for something special. It's the largest museum devoted to urban public transportation history in the country, and it's no surprise that it's in New York, because if there's one thing we do well here, it's public transportation. Decades old subway cars sit idle, waiting for you to marvel at the woven wicker seat cushions and Mad Men-era advertisements. Just think of it, a time before Dr. Zizmor! It boggles the mind, it really does.
New York Transit Museum; corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street