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Canadian
September 25th, 2005, 07:46 AM
My 1st visit to NYC was in April 2003 & it was love at first sight! I am making my 8th visit Oct 13-16. I am thrilled to find this forum! I have soooo many questions but I'll start with just a few. I hope someone can help:
1. I want to photograph the old tiled subway signs. Can you tell me which entrances of which stations have them?
2. I would like to ride on scenic bus & subway routes. Suggestions?
3. I would love to watch outdoor filming, especially any Law & Order. Is there a way to find out when & where?
4. And finally, for now, how do I find out if there is a big movie premiere or similar star event while I'm in town?


Thank you for any advice you can give me.

lofter1
September 25th, 2005, 10:13 PM
I am making my 8th visit Oct 13-16. I am thrilled to find this forum! I have soooo many questions
2. I would like to ride on scenic bus & subway routes. Suggestions?
Take the 7 Line from Grand Central out through Queens.

Take the D or the Q (both Express trains) from mid-town to Coney Island

Go here for an interactive subway map: http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/nyct/maps/submap.htm

Busses? Go here for a Manhattan map: http://www.mta.nyc.ny.us/nyct/maps/manbus.pdf

The M5 runs almost the full length of Manhattan on the wesst side along Broadway (from 72nd St. south to Houston Street at the edge of GreenwichVillage / SoHo) and Riverside Drive (from 72nd St. north to W. 136th St. and then back onto Broadway north to 178th Street at the Geroge Washington Bridge Station where you can switch for a short ride to The Cloisters / Fort Tryon Park.

The M1 runs the length of Manhattan on the east side from the Whitehall / Battery Park / Staten Island Ferry north on Trinity Place through Foley Square (where you'll see all the courthouses -- for you Law & Order fans) and on up Lafayette St. and onto Park Avenue South towards Grand Central where it then cuts over to Madison Avenue and continues all the way up to 135th Street near the Harlem River. It goes back downtown on 5th Avenue all the way to 40th Street where it cuts back over to Park Avenue South and continues south to Union Square, then shifts back over to Broadway for the rest of the trip south to Whitehall / Battery Park / Staten Island Ferry.

Just know that busses take much longer than subways but they can be very relaxing if you're not in a hurry (avoid them between 4P - 6P due to rush hour).


3. I would love to watch outdoor filming, especially any Law & Order. Is there a way to find out when & where?
For Mayor's Office of Film, etc. go here: http://www.nyc.gov/html/film/html/index/index.shtml

and then click "on location"


Good Luck!! Have Fun! And please: Don't stop in the middle of the sidewalk -- just move to the curb or building edge when adoring the buildings, etc!!!!

BrooklynRider
September 25th, 2005, 10:27 PM
1. I want to photograph the old tiled subway signs. Can you tell me which entrances of which stations have them?

A lot have them, but it is better to aproach it this way: The IRT is the oldest line, so that is the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 lines. You'll find the oldest there.

TLOZ Link5
September 26th, 2005, 06:37 PM
A lot have them, but it is better to aproach it this way: The IRT is the oldest line, so that is the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 lines. You'll find the oldest there.

Be sure to look out the windows between Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall and Canal Street; 14th Street-Union Square and 23rd Street; and 86th Street and 96th Street :D

Canadian
September 27th, 2005, 11:05 AM
Thanks everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lofter1
September 27th, 2005, 02:20 PM
1. I want to photograph the old tiled subway signs. Can you tell me which entrances of which stations have them?
The stations along the N/R/Q/W line (it runs in Manhattan from South Ferry / Whitehall to 59th & 5th Avenue) fairly new tile installations can be found in a number of stations. These are different from the beautiful original tiles, but are interesting to check out.

My favorite is the Prince St. station, where artist Janet Zweig has installed her minimalist work in tile ("Carrying On"; 2004):

http://www.nycsubway.org/perl/artwork?99


http://images.nycsubway.org//i11000/img_11825.jpg


For the original tile installations here is a great site: http://www.newyorkfirst.com/gifts/7048.html

From that site ...


http://www.newyorkfirst.com/img/products/big/tiles_tsquare.jpg

Times Square
The station at Times Square, formerly Longacre Square but renamed
for the newly constructed headquarters of Adolph S. Och’s newspaper,
opened in 1904. The large name panels were among the most ornate
in the entire system.