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New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017

From Mid-town Manhattan , probably the Greyhound terminal, what are the subway choices to get to Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Broadway Lion on Mon Dec 4 11:10:28 2017, in response to New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017.

Take the (A) Train.

ROAR

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Michael549 on Mon Dec 4 11:11:22 2017, in response to New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017.

"Take The A Train"

It's a pretty nice song.

Mike



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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by VictorM on Mon Dec 4 11:13:54 2017, in response to New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017.

Take the Brooklyn bound A train to Jay St-Metrotech. Walk 3 or 4 blocks south on Jay St (which becomes Smith St where it crosses Fulton St) to Schermerhorn St, turn right and walk 1 block west to Boerum Place. Museum entrance is just across Boerum Place.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Mon Dec 4 11:14:30 2017, in response to New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017.

Take the C train :). Not as nice a ring as the A train, but a good chance at getting R32s.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 11:22:45 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Henry R32 #3730 on Mon Dec 4 11:14:30 2017.

Thanks, everybody!!!

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by andy on Mon Dec 4 11:26:12 2017, in response to New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017.

Can also take 2 or 3 (7th Ave. IRT), or 4 or 5 (Lexington IRT) to Boro Hall. Follow exit signs to Municipal Bldg, from the #4 platform. Walk one block east to Boerum Place, by Brooklyn Law School, turn right, and go two short blocks south to Schermerhorn St. and the Museum entrance.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 12:32:55 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by andy on Mon Dec 4 11:26:12 2017.

Thanks,andy

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Dan on Mon Dec 4 14:06:47 2017, in response to New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017.

Are there any parking garages/lots left in the TM area?

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Dec 4 15:16:32 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Dan on Mon Dec 4 14:06:47 2017.

Plenty. Buildings that are built to replace lots have garages.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by aaron on Mon Dec 4 19:25:15 2017, in response to New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017.

Greyhound terminal???

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 20:21:19 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by aaron on Mon Dec 4 19:25:15 2017.

Greyhound Bus Stop at 625 8th Ave.,mid-town Manhattan.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Dec 4 23:00:00 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by aaron on Mon Dec 4 19:25:15 2017.

The Port Authority.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Dec 5 13:05:50 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Spider-Pig on Mon Dec 4 15:16:32 2017.

I want to clarify that this is not universally true, but there are new garages in the area, so there is still adequate parking.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Dan on Tue Dec 5 16:03:04 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Dec 5 13:05:50 2017.

And I need to clarify my question. I meant public parking lots/garages.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by TransitChuckG on Tue Dec 5 16:54:54 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Spider-Pig on Tue Dec 5 13:05:50 2017.

After all that, my friends did not get to The Transit Museum, too much else to do in NewYork City:)

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Mark S. Feinman on Wed Dec 6 14:01:18 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by aaron on Mon Dec 4 19:25:15 2017.

Yes, you know ... the one that used to be across the street from Penn Station between 33rd & 34th Streets.



--Mark

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Joe V on Wed Dec 6 14:23:47 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Mark S. Feinman on Wed Dec 6 14:01:18 2017.

Rather tiny terminal for Greyhound in a major city. It's about the same size and style as the Buffalo (and Erie) one was, in use until 1975, now partially restored for other uses.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by italianstallion on Wed Dec 6 16:36:48 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Joe V on Wed Dec 6 14:23:47 2017.

But this pic is from the 1930s. Maybe Greyhound was not as big an operation then.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Joe V on Wed Dec 6 16:38:40 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by italianstallion on Wed Dec 6 16:36:48 2017.

They weren't that big in the east. That came around 1948.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by AlM on Wed Dec 6 16:45:36 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by italianstallion on Wed Dec 6 16:36:48 2017.

Intercity buses really sucked before the Interstate Highway system was built. If you could possibly afford it, you took the train. Imagine going to Boston all the way on Route 1.

I still remember riding with my parents driving through Indianapolis in 1961 on the way to the southwest (I think St. Louis and Columbus already had some kind of halfway decent bypass but there was no way to get around or through Indianapolis except straight through the city). Miserable!



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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Joe V on Wed Dec 6 16:55:06 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by AlM on Wed Dec 6 16:45:36 2017.

I remember driving up to Syracuse (as it so happened the day after JFK got killed) in November 1963. You pretty much had to take the NY Thruway. I think Route 17 portions might have been a mess with traffic lights or was not all there, I don't know. The I-80/I-380 option to get to I-81 was not totally in tact at the time.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by randyo on Wed Dec 6 17:39:10 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Mark S. Feinman on Wed Dec 6 14:01:18 2017.

There was also a Greyhound terminal around 50 St off 8 Ave.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by italianstallion on Wed Dec 6 18:55:52 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Joe V on Wed Dec 6 16:55:06 2017.

All true. Heck, I remember getting to the Catskills with my parents using Route 9W.
And eastern Long Island via the Northern State plus Route 25A - before the Smithtown Bypass.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Fulton Frank on Thu Dec 7 12:20:41 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 12:32:55 2017.

Not on a weekend until summer.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Fulton Frank on Thu Dec 7 12:22:39 2017, in response to New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by TransitChuckG on Mon Dec 4 10:43:19 2017.

Chuck, when are you coming? I'm a tour guide....


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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by fdtutf on Thu Dec 7 16:03:39 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by Fulton Frank on Thu Dec 7 12:20:41 2017.

Yeah, if you're at Port Authority (I'm assuming that's where the Greyhound buses stop), the Lexington Avenue line isn't easy to get to, and the Seventh Avenue line isn't running to Brooklyn on the weekends.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by MATHA531 on Thu Dec 7 16:17:39 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by italianstallion on Wed Dec 6 18:55:52 2017.

When I was a kid in 1954 my parents with me drove to the Catskills for our annual summer holiday. The route. The GW Bridge to route 4 to route 17. What I remember the high light of the trip was a stop at something called the Red Apple rest. We stayed on route 17, the route 17 before the modern route 17 known as the Quickway. In every town, there was a traffic light. What a horror that was.

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Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter.

Posted by AlM on Thu Dec 7 16:31:25 2017, in response to Re: Pedestrians aren't the only ones who matter., posted by fdtutf on Thu Dec 7 16:03:39 2017.

the Lexington Avenue line isn't easy to get to

The 7 runs frequently and its platform extends halfway to 8th Ave. There is an escalator up to the mezzanine at Grand Central.



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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by italianstallion on Fri Dec 8 17:02:44 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by MATHA531 on Thu Dec 7 16:17:39 2017.

We did the same! Red Apple Rest and all. Rite of passage, I guess.

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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by AlM on Fri Dec 8 17:06:07 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by italianstallion on Wed Dec 6 18:55:52 2017.

Heck, I remember getting to the Catskills with my parents using Route 9W.

Their choice. The Taconic Parkway to Route 199, and Mid-Hudson and Rip Van Winkle Bridges, predate all but the oldest of us.



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Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street

Posted by Elkeeper on Sat Dec 9 14:09:10 2017, in response to Re: New York City Transit Museum, Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street, posted by MATHA531 on Thu Dec 7 16:17:39 2017.

I remember, as a kid, that the Sloatsburg, NY portion of Route 17 was an almost perpetual speedtrap. Coming off of the 50mph speed limit in
NJ and getting caught in their 30mph zone!

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