On Exhibit in the Gallery until May 31, 2019: New Amsterdam To Metropolis Historic Maps of New York City 1548-1964 featuring maps, plans and views tracing the history of New York City, from the earliest European encounter with the region by Verrazano in 1524 to the skyscraper-bedecked city of the mid-twentieth century.
Map lovers will want to visit the New York Transit Museum's current exhibit on transit mapping. New York’s transportation history happened in phases, from early ships, trains and passenger ferries to more modern subways, trains, buses and cars. Transportation maps highlight the story of New York’s growth through the increasingly connected transportation system. Indeed, mass transit helped make the greater New York region what it is today. Navigating New York draws on the New York Transit Museum’s collection, artistic renderings, historic maps, guidebooks and digital technology that refresh our view of the city and show how transportation has catalyzed its development.
Hours Tuesday-Friday: 10am – 4pm Saturday & Sunday: 11am – 5pm Closed Mondays and major holidays