Dec 4, 2016
—Jan 1, 2017

Five Cents to Dreamland: A Trip to Coney Island


New York Transit Museum
Boerum Pl. and Schermerhorn St.
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Without transportation—horse-drawn carriages, steamboats, railroads, subways​ or MTA buses—Coney Island would not be the seaside resort it has been over the course of its history. Public access to Coney Island in the 1820s was limited to those who owned their own horse and carriage, yet by the early 1900s almost every New Yorker could afford the nickel subway fare. This exhibit traces the history of public transit in Brooklyn through objects, maps and images. For more information, visit mta.info.


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