Monday, July 16, 2018

In Transit / En Tránsito

La versión español está después de la primera foto.

THE KID BROTHER took the subway to the hotel the other day and we went to the New York Transit Museum, which is a few minutes away. I thought it would be an interesting museum for The Kid Brother and that I would just enjoy being with him. Well, we both loved it. The museum is housed in an old subway station. It begins with photos, artefacts, and reproductions of the construction of the subway system, which began in 1903. As we made our way through the museum, we saw old trolley cars, buses, and then, after continuing down to the train platform, more than 100 years of original subway cars.

MUSEUM ENTRANCE.
ENTRADA AL MUSEO.
EL HERMANITO TOMÓ el metro al hotel el otro día y fuimos al Museo de Tránsito de Nueva York, que está a pocos minutos de distancia. Pensé que sería un museo interesante para El Hermanito y que yo simplemente disfrutaría estar con él. Bueno, a ambos nos encantó. El museo está ubicado en una antigua estación de metro. Comienza con fotos, artefactos y reproducciones de la construcción del sistema de metro, que comenzó en 1903. A medida que avanzábamos por el museo, vimos viejos tranvías, autobuses, y luego, después de continuar hasta la plataforma del tren, más de 100 años de vehículos subterráneos originales.

WHEN WE MOVED HERE FROM LONG ISLAND, THE SUBWAY STILL COST A NICKEL (FIVE CENTS). ITS NOW $2.75.
CUANDO MUDAMOS AQUÍ DE LONG ISLAND, EL METRO TODAVÍA CUESTA UN NIQUEL (CINCO CENTAVOS). ES AHORA $ 2.75.
CITY BUS. I ENTERED VIA THE NON'-ORIGINAL SIDE STAIRS. THE KID BROTHER MADE ME EXIT AND RE-ENTER "CORRECTLY."
AUTOBÚS DE LA CIUDAD. ENTRÉ POR LAS ESCALERAS LATERALES NO ORIGINALES. EL HERMANITO ME HIZO SALIR Y ENTRAR "CORRECTAMENTE".

GET IT?
¿ENTIENDES?
SERIOUS BUSINESS.
NEGOCIO SERIO.


WHAT THE TRAINS LOOKED LIKE WHEN WE MOVED TO BROOKLYN IN 1964.
CÓMO SE VEÍAN LOS TRENES CUANDO NOS MUDAMOS A BROOKLYN EN 1964.

32 comments:

  1. Fascinating! Love this kind of thing.

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    1. Jim:
      This museum was a huge surprise to me. What a great place.

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  2. I'm glad you are getting to spend some good time with your brother. Neat museum

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    1. Cheapchick:
      Our time together was wonderful. He's doing SO well.

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  3. I love that the museum is underground, too.

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    1. Kirk:
      And in actual original station. Exceptional.

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  4. That is pretty cool. My uncle loves trains, so he would enjoy this place. Looks like you guys had a good time.

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    1. mistress maddie:
      I love train travel but am no train freak. Still, this museum was a blast. My brother couldn't hide his enthusiasm... and he usually tries to.

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  5. Nice! There is a railroad museum in Old Sacramento that we like to visit periodically. Love the historicity of it all. The interiors take you back in time when things were more genteel and my ancestors were probably porters. Still, a fun place to visit :)

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    1. Deedles:
      My ancestors had only just arrived in the early 1900s and they probably all worked in the Garment District. My uncle drove a trolley (the Prospect Park line) beginning in the 1930s.

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  6. I do remember those ,💕, don’t know how long you’re here for,, but the tenament museum is also supposed to be amazing !!

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    1. Sheree:
      Next time the tenement museum. I've heard it IS amazing.

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  7. I like this kind of stuff too; it's history.

    5 cents to ride; I remember 25 cents during the 60s to ride the trolley into town with my grandmother. I think now it's $2.50.

    and that directional sign - WTF????

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    1. anne marie:
      I cracked up when I saw that sign. The laugh was lost on the Kid Brother. It's ALL Greek to him.

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  8. Fascinating! I like the old signs in particular.

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    1. Debra:
      I love the signs too. I had opportunities over the years to get some of those ... for free! Apparently they're worth a chunk of change now!

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  9. I'd love that ... it's going on my list for our next trip to La Grand Apple.

    My favorite NYC museum is the Tenement Museum. That's an amazing spot.

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    1. Bob:
      Definitely worth visiting. And the Tenement Museum is on my last for MY next visit.

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  10. I always go to moma to see my favourite painting

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    1. John:
      I haven't been to MOMA in SO long! What is your favorite painting? If you've told us, I don't remember (sorry)!

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  11. And those trains were probably built preWWII before they changed them

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    1. Adam:
      They have trains from very age there beginning with the opening of the subway system. They were used for decades. The first one I was on when we moved to Brooklyn in 1964 was built in the 1930s.

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  12. Cool museum! We spent th day getting into the city today, then enjoying the Met (for six hours), then getting back home to NJ. Looks like your day was fun, too :)

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    1. Judy:
      Last time I was at the Metropolitan Museum of Art was around 1991! Maybe next year!

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Great to find a museum we both really loved.

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  14. Thank you for taking us with you to this museum! :)

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    1. Snoskred:
      My pleasure. Sharing it with you makes it even more fun for me. I really appreciate your visits!

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  15. Looks like fun, and your brother will always assure you do things the right way. There is always right way (usually the opposite of what I do.)

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    1. Travel:
      He was so funny about those stairs... and dead serious. He really loved this place. So glad we went.

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  16. How wonderful - love museums like this. Looks like KB enjoyed himself!

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    1. Willym:
      It's rare for my brother to show so much enthusiasm. This place was a huge hit and probably worth another visit with him.

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