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Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Vintage Subway Nostalgia Train

This past weekend Oliver and I went and hung out in Brooklyn Heights with our good friends. It was cold and snowy and we were starving.  We were waiting to order some Thai delivery once everyone got back to the apartment. Well, it was taking longer than expected. After about an hour we actually kinda started to worry about them.  But, then our stomach instincts took over and we decided (screw them) let's order. 

Right after we started looking at the menu everyone arrived.  During this time my friend, Charl, mentioned they were late because they heard about this vintage V train icon train that was  running on Sundays and they wanted to try to catch it.  Well, it was getting late and the train didn't seem to be coming so they decided to head back.  

The first thing he did when he got back, instead of order food, was Google information about this V train icon train. I thought I would share the information he found.  I, unfortunately, will not be able to take a ride on the train this year because I am heading back to Oklahoma tomorrow! 
So, if you go, please let me know how it was! Hopefully next year they will have it up and running again. 

Vintage V train icon  Train Schedule: 

To celebrate the holiday season, customers using the 6 Avenue line between the Queens Plaza and Lower East Side 2 Av stations have a treat in store. MTA New York City Transit’s “Nostalgia Train” is running every Sunday, November 30, and every Sunday in December!

With a little bit of luck and good timing, you can catch a ride on this classic subway car at stations along the V train icon line between Queens Plaza and 2 Av.
Departure times:
From Lower East Side 2 Av station on the V line at 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2:30 p.m.
and 4 p.m.
From Queens Plaza station at 10:45 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:45 p.m., 3:15 p.m. and 4:45pm.
Queens Plaza
23 St-Ely Av
Lexington Av/53 St
5 Av/53 St
47-50 Sts Rockefeller Center
42 St Bryant Park
34 St Herald Sq
23 St (6 Av)
14 St (6 Av)
W 4 St Wash Sq
B’way-Lafayette St
Lower East Side 2 Av

'Vintage Tea Party' returns to New York City subways featuring dainty teacups and cookies in transit

Wednesday, December 9th 2009, 3:40 PM

Tea for $2.25.
An offbeat tour-guide company is planning an unauthorized "Vintage Tea Party" - featuring dainty teacups, cookies and other finery - on a subway train.
NYC Transit is running a 1930s train, with wicker seats and ceiling fans, on the V line every Sunday this month as a holiday treat for straphangers.
This Sunday, guides from The Levys' Unique New York tour group plan to board at the Second Ave. station at 2 p.m. - and serve up some old-fashioned revelry.
"Dandy up in your finest petticoats and top hats, and bring your favorite finger foods," tour guide Matt Levy said.
The affair is free, but you have to pay the regular $2.25 fare to NYC Transit.
Transit agency spokeswoman Deirdre Parker said the tea party isn't sanctioned - since drinks in open containers are a no-no on the subway.
Still, the agency didn't appear poised to spoil the festivities.
"As Queen Victoria is fabled to have said, 'We are not amused' ... by the idea of beverages, even tea, in open containers," Parker wrote to the Daily News. "All customers, including ones in fancy dress, must abide by the Rules of Conduct, which states, among other things, that open beverage containers, no matter how dainty, are prohibited."
The rules actually state, "No person shall bring or carry onto a conveyance [subway car] any liquid in an open container."
Enforcement of the regulation has been infrequent.
Levys' has run a subway tea party before - in 2004 - with no adverse consequences.
The Levys of Levys' include Matt, two younger brothers and their father, Mark. Their company provides walking and motor-coach tours focusing on city neighborhoods, food, culture and history, from the punk rock scene of the 1970s to the gang culture of the 1850s.
Next stop: freeze tag on Wall St. in February.


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