Subway Bar Car?

A Bar on the Subway?

This great photo from 1962 shows the NYC Transit Authority "Bar Car" that traveled between Times Square and South Ferry. Adorned with fresh flowers, pastel lighting, and draperies, a bartender served straphangers champagne and bagels between 42nd Street and South Ferry. Today an increased presence of NYPD officers enforcing "quality of life issues" will be quick to a ticket for subway riders enjoying a glass of champagne, but in 1962 the "Dream Car" was part of a Clean Subways campaign sponsored by the New York City Transit Authority.

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