Many people think of the New York City subway as one of the largest, most efficient, if not the cleanest mass transit systems in the world. Few, however, think of it as the largest and longest art gallery on the planet. Well, they don't know what they are missing. This lively walking AND subway riding tour visits several subway stations to experience a selection of these striking often whimsical works that go largely unnoticed by the general public.
For a little taske of what you might see, take a read on New York Subway Art: A Life Underground.
Join Free Tours by Foot on this climate controlled subway and walking art tour. Along the way you'll learn about and become expert at navigating the (in)famous NYC subway system. There's also the invaluable opportunity to confer about your other sightseeing plans with the acclaimed Bronx born, vastly experienced licensed NYC tour guide, Darryl Reilly.
Darryl offers affordable daily weekday subway art tours. For more information, visit his website at http://www.nycsubwaytour.com/. Check out our blog posts on buying a subway MetroCard and navigating the New York City subway system.
Where: McDonald's at 1651 Broadway, at 51st Street and Broadway.
Duration: Approximately 2 hours. Approximately 1.5 miles (2k) in distance.
When: @2pm Thursdays (year round) View our Calendar
Cost: This tour is free to take, and you get to decide what, if anything, the tour was worth when it's done. A name-your-own-price tour is a tour for every budget.
Start: 51st and Broadway (map)
Closest Subway: 50th St (1,C,E) / 7th Ave (B,D,E)
End: Times Square Station (map)
Closest Subway: Times Square Station (1,2,3,N,Q,R)