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Digital Discussion – Sit, Stand, Lean, Hang

June 3, 2020 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

$10/ Free for Members
train conductor standing in the door of a 1950s BU train car

One of the most intriguing components of the New York City transportation system is the evolution of seating design in its subway cars and buses. During their commutes, riders are often faced with the choice to either sit, stand, lean or hang on the poles. Quality seating design over the years has either made this an easy decision, or a tough one.

Join Curator Kathleen Hulser for a digital discussion about the various iterations of seating design in the New York City transportation system. Discover the key decisions that contributed to the different configurations over the years, and future designs to increase comfort while maximizing space.


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Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.

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Photo: BMT standard train with porcelain grab handles and rattan seats, circa 1950s, New York Transit Museum Collection


June 3, 2020
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
$10/ Free for Members
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