Boardwalk Empire Brings Back Vintage Subways in NYC

by Kristina Uriegas-Reyes

Boardwalk Empire has been on my “to watch” list for quite some time now. I have a weird thing for Steve Buscemi and I hear it’s one of the most stylish shows on TV, but it’s this promotional stunt that’s really got my attention. The 1920’s set show returns to TV September 25 and to promote season 2, they’re not settling for any ole  subway ad, they’re actually bringing back authentically vintage 1920’s trains to Manhattan subway tracks! Starting today, September 3rd, and throughout the rest of the month, these vintage trains will run on the express 2/3 track in Manhattan on Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 6pm, making stops at 96th, 72nd, and Times Square-42nd street stations only. It’s pretty darn neat that these trains first began service back in 1917 and are once again operational. Authentic details will include rattan seats, ceiling fans, and drop sash windows, along with custom branded interiors featuring “Boardwalk Empire inspired” artwork. Along with just being awesome, sometime in the final weekend, the folks of HBO will be on the streets to distribute complimentary MetroCards in the vicinity of Times Square-42nd and 72nd street stations!


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