Wikipedia:Wikipedia Takes the Subway

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Wikipedia Takes the Subway is an event organized by Wikimedia New York City. It involves taking photos of the New York City Subway for subway stations articles without photos.


We meet at the clock.

Wikipedia Takes the Subway will meet at Grand Central Terminal.

We are meeting in front of the four-faced clock on top of the information booth.


Watch this space for future possible changes. And please watchlist this page. Final details will be decided at the New York City Meetup the day before.

Wikipedia Takes the Subway will be held on Monday January 19, 2009. Since it is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, most schools will be closed, and some workplaces as well.

We will meet at GCT at 9:00, come back for lunch at 1:00pm, and meet back at 4.


Please bring your own camera if you are participating.

Tripods and flash photography are not allowed by the MTA. However a simple string stabilizer can be very effective at improving shots and is very unobtrusive.



  • Sidepocket Will have my Camera ready.
  • Sam Blab 16:19, 21 December 2008 (UTC)
  • Pharos (talk) 02:14, 2 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Elipongo (Talk contribs) 04:48, 15 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Mitch32(Go Syracuse) 20:15, 16 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Hmm ... it's a holiday, so my son and I could stay over in NY. He'd love this. Let's see. Daniel Case (talk) 19:32, 12 January 2009 (UTC)
  • We are now definite for this. 15:29, 17 January 2009 (UTC)


  • It depends; my mom constantly wants to know my whereabouts, and I'm 17! And on top of that, I need a camera. My friend's a subway buff, however, who has a camera. I'll see. —Imdanumber1 (talk contribs  email) 03:29, 1 January 2009 (UTC)
  • Newyorkbrad (talk) 02:03, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Just realized that I could still possibly make it. I'll have to think more about it when we get closer to the event. Enigmamsg 08:10, 8 January 2009 (UTC)


  • I won't even be in the Tri-State area until June 2009. ----DanTD (talk) 14:25, 30 December 2008 (UTC)
  • As mentioned on the main NYC meetup page, by this time I will have already returned to Pittsburgh for school. TML (talk) 05:09, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
  • I would've liked to go, but I have another commitment for tomorrow afternoon. Enigmamsg 03:33, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Stations photographed[edit]


  1. Union Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
  2. 53rd Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
  3. Bay Ridge–95th Street (BMT Fourth Avenue Line)
  4. Fort Hamilton Parkway (BMT Sea Beach Line)
  5. Central Avenue (BMT Myrtle Avenue Line)

User:Shapiros10 (and father)[edit]

  1. 23rd Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
  2. Spring Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
  3. Liberty Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)
  4. Van Siclen Avenue (IND Fulton Street Line)
  5. 111th Street (IND Fulton Street Line)
  6. Ozone Park–Lefferts Boulevard (IND Fulton Street Line)
  7. Beach 36th Street (IND Rockaway Line)
  8. Beach 90th Street (IND Rockaway Line)
  9. Beach 98th Street (IND Rockaway Line)
  10. Beach 105th Street (IND Rockaway Line)

User:Mitchazenia and User:Daniel Case[edit]

  • (Note: These are the stations that don't have a pic, we photographed more than what we needed.)
  1. Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
  2. 238th Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
  3. 231st Street (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)
  4. 167th Street (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
  5. 170th Street (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
  6. Mount Eden Avenue (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
  7. Burnside Avenue (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
  8. Kingsbridge Road (IRT Jerome Avenue Line)
  9. 163rd Street–Amsterdam Avenue (IND Eighth Avenue Line)