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New York Public Transportation Museum will display a selection of vintage buses dating back up to 90 years as part of its annual Vintage Bus Festival in June. The event will take place under the Brooklyn Bridge on Saturday June 10, and visitors will have the chance to board the buses, meet their drivers and take themed souvenirs home. The festival will include eight vehicles including Betsy (bus number 1263), produced in 1930 and numbered as part of the Fifth Avenue Coach’s 1200 series. The museum itself is located in a 1936 subway station in downtown Brooklyn.
Vintage Bus Festival in New York
The New York Public Transportation Museum invites you to go back in time and ride vintage buses, according to Secret NYC.
The beloved Vintage Bus Festival returns to New York this June. It will allow New Yorkers to get acquainted with some of the city’s long-ended bus models.
This year’s festival will bring together eight vintage buses representing more than 90 years of New York’s urban transit history.
Guests will be able to board the buses, take interesting photos, buy themed souvenirs, and meet the bus drivers responsible for keeping the city moving.
The festival takes place at the newly opened Emily Warren Roebling Plaza under the Brooklyn Bridge. So you can enjoy stunning views of Manhattan.
Among the old-timer buses that you can see:
- Betsy (bus number 1263). It was part of Fifth Avenue Coach’s “1200 series” – 100 “Z-type” Yellow Coach buses produced in 1930.
- Bus number 3100which served Fifth Avenue and the M4 and M5 routes in Manhattan from 1958 to 1968.
- Bus number 100circa 1959, which was among the first group of 190 buses to introduce the “New Look” design for city buses.
Founded in 1976, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Museum tells and preserves the history of the city’s public transportation. Everything is stored here: projects, the exploits of workers who worked in the tunnels more than 100 years ago, old and new passenger system technologies, and much more.
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The museum occupies an entire block and is located underground in a 1936 subway station in downtown Brooklyn. Here you can see twenty vintage subway cars and examples of surface transport dating back to 1907.
On Saturday, June 10, from 10:00 to 16:00 The Museum Bus Festival will take New Yorkers back in time, free of charge.
It will take place at Emily Warren Roebling Square in Brooklyn Bridge Park, under the Brooklyn Bridge.
Details can be found on their website.
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