Steals, Deals & Safety: The MTA Leadership Guide To Holiday Shopping With The New York Transit Museum

Published on November 29, 2020, 7:59 pm
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Holiday shopping will look different this year, and some people are still scrambling for ideas, trying to figure out the safest way to shop for their loved ones during the pandemic – that is why browsing the New York Transit Museum Store website on Cyber Monday is the perfect fit for your holiday needs. Lovers of transit and New York can purchase gifts online from ornaments to apparel to a variety of masks to stay safe while riding with the MTA.

“Despite this year’s challenges, one thing remains the same – we at The New York Transit Museum Store are here for customers to help bring some comfort and joy as they pick out that unique gift to remind their loved ones they are thinking of them even from far away,” said Concetta Bencivenga, Director of The New York Transit Museum. “There is no better way to support the city we love than by sharing a New York and Transit themed gift with the people you love. Whether it is a vintage themed gift that takes you back in time or some fantastic city swag for your littlest commuters, we have the perfect holiday gift. And, of course, all proceeds go to support the educational mission of The New York Transit Museum.”

Cannot think of the perfect gift? Do not worry – here are some suggestions from MTA leadership:  

Patrick J. Foye, MTA Chairman & CEO, picks the Wooden Work Train & Shed Set. “2020 has been the Year of the Essential Worker, and these model trains pay homage to our dedicated colleagues who continue to be “Heroes Moving Heroes” by repairing track, maintaining vehicles, and operating the MTA system so other essential workers can be where they are needed most.”

Sarah Feinberg, NYC Transit Interim President, picks anything from the baby gifts section. “New parents have enough on their plate, particularly around the holidays – give new moms and dads the baby gift that is always in fashion – a subway map onesie or a newborn hat or bib.”

Craig Cipriano, President of MTA Bus Company, picks the MTA Singing Cuddle Bus. “I pick the singing cuddle bus because in 2020 we all need a good hug.”

Catherine Rinaldi, President of the Metro-North Railroad, picks the “Next Stop Grand Central” children’s book. “It is a children’s book that is populated with real people from Metro-North’s history. You can’t go wrong with a classic.”

Phil Eng, President of the Long Island Rail Road, picks the “Pull-Back Busy Train Book.” “Now more than ever we are reminded how important public transportation is to the fabric of our society, of our everyday life. What a great way to introduce children to the long-loved travel by rail tradition by showing how trains carry people through cities, towns and the countryside, just like the LIRR.”  

Daniel F. DeCrescenzo, Jr., President of MTA Bridges & Tunnels, picks the How to Wear a Face Mask Tee. “Whether you are out shopping, riding on a train or a bus, or in a car with a friend, everyone will benefit from this gift.”

Janno Lieber, President of MTA Construction & Development, picks anything MetroCard related. “With the incredible success of the OMNY implementation, the MetroCard is going the way of the token. So, this is the year to get those MetroCard items before they are stamped “vintage” and get a 25% mark up.”

New York Transit Museum Store gifts can only be purchased online this year by visiting here. To ensure the safety of all employees and customers during the CoViD-19 pandemic, all Transit Museum locations are closed to the public until further notice. Shipping is available five days a week from Monday to Friday. Shoppers can browse the website’s customer service section for frequently asked questions, shopping rates and policies.

Other gift suggestions from The New York Transit Museum Store include:


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