Check Out This Vintage NYC Subway Car Sitting Inside an Empty Midtown Storefront

An Abandoned Graffitied NYC Subway Car Is Inside an Empty 42nd Street Storefront
An Abandoned Graffitied NYC Subway Car Is Inside an Empty 42nd Street Storefront

Untapped Cities recently published this great article about the history of this vintage subway car from the 1960s that is sitting inside of a vacant storefront on 42nd Street near Bryant Park.

An Asics flagship store was once located 120 42nd Street near Bryant Park, but closed less than a year after opening in 2015. The featured item inside the store was actually a retired New York City subway car, which still sits inside the empty storefront although everything else has been removed. The subway car, number 8394, has a particularly globetrotting story, built in 1961 and 1962 by the St. Louis Car Company and operated on the A line. Retired in 1993, it was used for a decade on Hollywood sets for films like a Money Train, Die Hard and Godilla.

Check out the full article for more photos and details on the car.

An Abandoned Graffitied NYC Subway Car Is Inside an Empty 42nd Street Storefront
An Abandoned Graffitied NYC Subway Car Is Inside an Empty 42nd Street Storefront
120 W 42nd St

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