MuseumCast: The New York Transit Museum Podcast Series

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MuseumCast is the New York Transit Museum's podcast series. The New York City Subway is an undiscovered museum without walls. Each of its 468 stations has a story tell. Enjoy these audio tours of the city's undiscovered, underground gems.Explore further on the MuseumCast guided map, and create your own custom playlist by visiting http://www.transitmuseumeducation.org/museumcast.

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http://www.transitmuseumeducation.org/museumcast/
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MuseumCast is the New York Transit Museum's podcast series. The New York City Subway is an undiscovered museum without walls. Each of its 468 stations has a story tell. Enjoy these audio tours of the city's undiscovered, underground gems.Explore further on the MuseumCast guided map, and create your own custom playlist by visiting http://www.transitmuseumeducation.org/museumcast.
Language
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2002-10-02 13:00
last episode published
2010-06-16 00:00
publication frequency
6.52 days
Contributors
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes owner   author  
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Number of Episodes
26
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Categories
Society & Culture History Design Government & Organizations Local Arts

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Episodes

Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
16.06.2010

86th Street IRT Dual Contract Station

New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
3.06.2010

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New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
19.05.2010

Dyckman Street IRT Station

Despite its name, the subway is not completely below ground. Station entries and exits, control houses containing fare collection equipment, and electric power facilities sit aboveground. And in instances where engineering and cost considerations mak...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall IRT Subway Station

The New York subway isnt the worlds oldest that distinction goes to Budapest or even Americas oldest. Boston beat us by a few years. But New York is unique in that its subway was the first to have both local and express tracks. Brooklyn BridgeCity...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

City Hall IRT Station

What is your favorite subway station The one you used while living at your first home in the city The one with lots of trains lines, making it easy to transfer from line to line Or maybe its the one that the New York Times once called the quotMona L...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Borough Hall IRT Station

With the opening of the Borough Hall subway station on January 9, 1908 Brooklyn and Manhattan were linked not only by a classic 19th century bridge, but by a 20th century engineering marvel. The Borough Hall station was one of four to open as part of ...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Atlantic Avenue IRT Station

Today, the Atlantic Avenue subway station rivals Times Square in size and complexity. And like Times Square, Atlantic Avenue was a very different station when it first opened. In 1908 Atlantic Avenue opened as one of the first four stations in Brookl...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Simpson Street IRT Station

Since November 1904, elevated stations of the subway system have dotted the landscape of the Bronx. And thanks to these stations, the area quickly became a popular residential area for the citys uppermiddle class. In 1899, The American Real Estate Co...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Times Square-42 Street - Art by Jack Beal

As you make way through the Times Square subway complex near the 41st Street and Seventh Avenue entrance, you will be greeted by two large scale mosaic murals created by artist Jack Beal. Arts for Transit commissioned Beal to create the artwork for the...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Times Square-42 Street - Art by Jacob Lawrence

As you make way through the Times Square subway complex near the 41st Street and Seventh Avenue entrance, you will be greeted by two large scale mosaic murals created by artist Jack Beal. Arts for Transit commissioned Beal to create the artwork for the...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Times Square-42 Street - Art by Roy Lichtenstein

Located at the very heart of the city, deep below Times Square at 42nd Street is Lichtensteins last public work, Times Square Mural, installed in 2002 after a long, but successful collaboration. Lichtenstein was originally invited to design a work of a...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Times Square-42 Street - Art by Toby Buonagurio

When you think of Times Square, what first comes to mind Rowdy New Years Eve celebrations Street vendors selling hot dogs and pretzels Magic tricks and threecard monte Billboards and neon lights that brighten the night sky The list goes on and on. ...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Prospect Avenue IRT Station

The original 1904 subway was, like most things in New York, Manhattancentric, but it did in fact reach into the Bronx. The Prospect Avenue station opened in November 1904, a month after the official subway opening. It was one of twelve elevated stati...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

181st Street IRT Station

Lodged into Manhattan bedrock 121 feet below ground, the 181st Street IRT station in Manhattan is the subways deepest. It is also one of the oldest. 181st Street opened as part of the original subway system. Most of these stations opened in 1904, bu...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

168th Street IRT Station

The New York City subway was a marvel of 20th century engineering. Engineers and workers faced a variety of challenges as they planned and tunneled through Manhattans varied geology. The greatest of these challenges occurred in the construction of th...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

145th Street IRT Station

The subway opened to great fanfare in 1904 with its slogan promising New Yorkers could travel from City Hall to Harlem in fifteen minutes While this might have been a slight exaggeration, there is no doubt that the subway had a great impact on Harlem....
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

116th Street-Columbia University IRT Station

At the turn of the 20th century Columbia University and the IRT subway changed the face of Manhattans Morningside Heights neighborhood. In 1897 Columbia University had moved uptown to its current campus, defining the neighborhood as we know it today. ...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

110th Street-Cathedral Parkway IRT Station

The 110th StreetCathedral Parkway IRT subway station is a lovely example of the classic treatment architects Heins amp LaFarge gave to every original subway station. 110th Street is not a large station. It is a threetrack side platform station that s...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

79th Street IRT Station

The 79th Street IRT subway station is modest in many ways. It is a local station, with just two platforms. It was originally small, measuring only 200 feet long by 55 feet wide. When it opened, its entrances and exits were marked with the standard ...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

72nd Street IRT Station

If you dont go aboveground at 72nd Street, youll miss the stations most distinctive feature its entrance. Instead of the standard IRT cast iron kiosk, 72nd Street received one of only six specially designed control houses. These brick and stone Flem...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

59th Street-Columbus Circle IRT Station

Like Union Square, Times Square, and Borough Hall, the 59th StreetColumbus Circle station is one that has retained elements of its original 1904 design, despite having been greatly changed over the past hundred years. The original station, which is de...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

28th Street IRT Station

28th Street is one of the sixteen fourtrack local stations that opened as part of New York Citys first subway in 1904. It was this track setup two for local trains and two for express trains that made New York Citys subway unique. Though all of the...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Astor Place IRT Station

What is a true New York City icon The Statue of Liberty, of course. And the Empire State Building. Lets not forget the Brooklyn Bridge. But if you ask anyone at the Transit Museum what their favorite city icon is, youll often get an unusual respons...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

33rd Street IRT Station

The 33rd Street IRT station might be small in size, but thanks to architects Heins amp LaFarge, it is huge in architectural and design detail, well deserving its spot on the National Register of Historic Places. The original station is a standard four ...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
5.01.2010

Bleecker Street IRT Station

For a small local subway stop, the Bleecker Street IRT station generated a lot of discussion as it was being designed and built. Bleecker Street station opened in 1904. Designed by the firm Heins amp LaFarge, Bleecker Street owes many of its character...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author
4.01.2010

Guided Tour: Architects of the New York City Subway - Heins and LaFarge and the Tradition of Great Public Works

Architects of the New York City SubwayHeins amp LaFarge and the Tradition of Great Public WorksGeorge Lewis Heins and Christopher Grant LaFarge were friends, MIT classmates, brothersinlaw, and business partners. For 21 years, their architectural firm ...
New York Transit Museum and LearningTimes author