Every December, the MTA rolls out vintage subway cars on Sundays, and you can catch a ride on one along the M line. This year, I was so lucky to hear about an underground (literally!) party and knew I wanted to join the fun. I didn’t even bother bringing out any of my early twentieth century costumes because I was still wrapping up term papers due this week. But I “shopped” my closet and came up with a decent vintage look.
I’m so glad we found the party, which was held at the 2nd Avenue station. Live music and dancing right on the platform! An MTA worker was so nice and caution-taped us off but didn’t break up the party at all.
Then the vintage train arrived! It stayed in the station a few minutes, giving us some photo ops. The cars I saw were built in the 1930s and the interiors dated to the 1940s. The ads and posters ranged in date, going as late as the 1960s.