The New York City Subway is not just a public transit system; it houses a lot of historical sites, hidden gems, and important artworks. Did you know that there are over 300 NYC subway stations with public works of art? Do you know where the first subway line was located? How did the immigrants of NYC in 1900 use the subway? Let me take you on an unforgettable tour of the subway which will change your view of being underground.
We will start by discussing the history of the New York Subway system that was started in 1904. Through the tour, we will see original mosaics and terracotta tiles along with public art works that were commissioned by the MTA. The Metropolitan Transit Authority launched the MTA Arts & Design program in 1985.
- 2-2.5 hours long (depending on trains)
- See the secret City Hall Station
- View historical mosaics and contemporary public artworks
- Visit a variety of stations on different lines
- Start in the East Village
- End in the Upper East Side