Ye Olde MetroCard: Check Out These Ancient Subway Tickets
According to the ticket's photographer, Kate Gardiner, head of WNYC's Archives Andy Lanset recently purchased these very cool-looking old-fashioned subway tickets for the station. The New York City subway cost 5 cents when it first opened in 1904 and that fare stayed the same all the way until 1948. So, as any historian would say, these tickets are probably pretty damn old. By the way, in 1948, the fare doubled to 10 cents, a hike with which everyone was probably totally cool.
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss Village Voice's biggest stories.
- Breaking: Crane Collapses in Lower Manhattan, One Reported Dead
Sat., Feb. 6, 4:30pm
Sat., Feb. 6, 9:00pm
Sun., Feb. 7, 12:00am
Sun., Feb. 7, 1:00pm
- Left-Wing Jewish Groups Claim Responsibility for Fake 'New York Times'
- Father of New York's Medical Marijuana Program Wants More Companies Licensed to Grow...