Posts Tagged ‘metrocard’

Two New Metrocards – Grand Central Centennial Mercury and Resorts World Casino

Thursday, August 8th, 2013

After a months long drought, I found two new Metrocards in the last two days. Both Metrocards were on the ground near Metrocard readers so I don’t know if/where they are for sale. The Grand Central Metrocard seems to have been announced months ago so I’m no sure if it is even still for sale. The Resorts World Casino Metrocard seems to be brand new.

Grand Central Grand Centennial Mercury Sculpture:

Grand Central Grand Centennial Mercury Sculpture Metrocard

Grand Central Grand Centennial Mercury Sculpture Metrocard

Resorts World Casino New York:

Resorts World Casino New York Metrocard

Resorts World Casino New York City Metrocard

New metrocard with advertisement on the front is released

Thursday, October 4th, 2012

MTA/NYCT announced in July that they would allow advertising on the front side of Metrocards, in additional to the traditional placement on the back side of the cards. A new webpage was created to describe the Metrocard options available to advertisers.

Now, what appears to be the first Metrocard to feature both front and back side advertising has been released and is available for purchase. The new Metrocard features an advertisement for the clothing store GAP. The front side says “Be Bright NYC” and encourages visiting the newest flagship GAP store, which is located at 34th Street and Broadway. The back side of the Metrocard contains a coupon for 20% off your purchase at any GAP store between October 1, 2012 and November 18, 2012. The offer is not valid online.

Note: There is a URL on the back of the Metrocard that, as of early this afternoon (Thursday, October 4, 2012), does not seem to be working. The URL is:

Below is a scan of the front and back sides of this new Metrocard.

9/11 Memorial Metrocard Released

Friday, September 9th, 2011

A new Metrocard promoting the 9/11 Memorial and the website has been released.

JCPenny 33RD & 6TH MERRY Metrocard

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

JCPenny at 33rd & 6th in Manhattan is advertising on the back of the Metrocard. Penny’s wants you to JCPca$h $10 off when you spend $50 now through 1/2/11.

Brooklyn Museum Metrocard Deal

Monday, March 8th, 2010

Brooklyn Museum offers 2-for1 MetroCard® Deal in March & April

From March 1 to April 30 customers will receive 2-for-1 admission to the museum when they show their MetroCard at the Museum Admissions.

Of course, the admission price of “Suggested Contribution: $10” means that this one of those “pay what you want, we can’t force you” places, like many NYC museums, so…

Free $2.25 Metrocards on New Years Eve

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Press Release

New York Times article

Teams of people representing CIROC, the “Official Vodka of New Year’s Eve” – and Sean “Diddy” Combs will distribute thousands of debit and MTA Metrocards to adult consumers (while supplies last) in New York City between 8:00 p.m. and 11:00 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. Each debit card will provide up to $15.00 in cab fare – the approximate cost of a single taxicab fare within New York City. All MTA Metrocards are redeemable for a one-way subway or bus fare valued at $2.25.

First of all, $15 of cab fare will not take you any significant distance. If you’re taking a cab, you’re probably going further than just to the UWS or the UES or to Williamsburg. He should really be giving out $30 to $40 debit cards.

Second of all, what is this $2.25 Metrocard? Is it really just a normal green-on-white single ride Metrocard? Seems unlikely, since they normally expire within 2 hours. So will it be a normal pay-per-ride Metrocard? Will it be branded for the Vodka? If you get one, please let me know. And if it’s a special Metrocard and you want to let me have it when you’re done with it, that would be swell 🙂

Rockettes to ride subway to promote Metrocard deal for Radio City Christmas Spectacular tickets

Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

They’re doing it again! Just like last year, the world famous Radio City Rockettes will be riding the nostalgia train tomorrow to promote the current MetroCard Deal, which saves you $10 off of tickets to select performances of the Christmas Spectacular.

If you’re in the area, I encourage you to come join the Rockettes on this ride of the 1930’s Era IND Nostalgia Train (also known as the R-1/9 type cars, or “Arnines”). You’ll be able to meet the Rockettes, have your picture taken with them, and experience what it was like to ride the subway in the 1930’s! I took this ride last year and I can tell you it is a lot of fun.

The event begins at 10:00 AM at World Trade Center station on the (E) line, but the train might not actually leave the station until a little while later. Once it leaves, with you and the Rockettes onboard, it will run up to the 47th-50th Sts-Rockefeller Center station, making stops along the way.

Here are some photos I took of last year’s event:

Source of information about tomorrow’s event: NYCT Media Advisory

Need a proctology clinic? Check your Metrocard.

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009
Metrocard: Proctology Clinic - Say No to Surgery

Metrocard: Proctology Clinic - Say No to Surgery!

I couldn’t believe that I had found a real Metrocard when I picked it up off a reader in a midtown subway station this evening. But it seems to be legit. A proctology clinic advertising on a Metrocard.

A google search reveals that billboards of a similar design have appeared recently around New York City. Except that the billboards use a peach where the Metrocard shows an apple. So there’s a line – a peach/butt crosses it, but proctology itself does not. Good to know.

42 Street Subway Shuttle Wrap for Dark Blue on TNT

Sunday, July 5th, 2009

The latest advertising wrap on the outside of the subway cars that run on the 42nd Street Shuttle between Times Square and Grand Central is for the new TNT television series called Dark Blue. Here are some photos I took at Times Square:

The 2009 METS MetroCard is here!

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Continuing a long tradition, New York City Transit has released its 2009 edition METS / Take the (7) Train to the Game MetroCard. There have been 2 million copies of the card produced, and they are available for purchase at subway stations both on and off the (7) line.


For reference, here are the past MetroCards in this series:

2008 (1 of 2)