Urban Transit Club of New York

The Urban Transit Club or *UTC* is composed of members from all walks of life and from all over the Metro New York Area, as well as a few members from elsewhere in the country.  The club focuses on any and all aspects of Urban Transit, such as Subways, Buses, Trolleys, Trolley Buses, etc.  Although the club by default focuses on Urban, Sub-Urban, and Inter-Urban subjects, many of our members have interests elsewhere such as mainline railroading, so there's something for everyone!

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Meeting Notice

Saturday, July 12, 2014, 6:00 P.M.

Our next meeting will be our Annual Joe Wollner Memorial Members’ Night, which will take place on Saturday, July 12th, 2014. Our meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, located at 71 West 23rd Street (corner of 6th Ave), New York, NY 10010; usually in Room 2 Central (check with the guard when you enter the building). The Masonic Hall is centrally located, in midtown Manhattan, right at the 23rd Street station of PATH and the NYC Transit F train. The 6, N, R, 1, C & E subway lines, as well as many bus lines are nearby. For your convenience there are soft drinks and snacks available for purchase at the concession stand at the back of our meeting room at most meetings. Doors open at 6:00 PM, and the show begins at 7:30 PM.

Our Members’ Night is dedicated in memory of late member Joe Wollner who passed away suddenly in December 1997. Joe had won five consecutive Members’ Nights for his outstanding night photography. Each year, on member’s night - every member is encouraged to contribute to Members’ Night. Members bring their best work, which they took themselves. See the submission guidelines above at right for more info.

Following the members’ night portion of our show there will be a mixed-media presentation by Mr. David Miraglia. There will be prizes awarded, so any and all media/slides you show must have been created/taken by you! You cannot win a prize for someone else’s photography. You must be a current member in good standing to be eligible for the prizes; however you can join at the meeting. 1st Prize is a free 2014 membership.

Additional prizes are awarded at the discretion of the officers. Officers may show their slides but are NOT eligible to win prizes. As always - current event slides are welcome. The club will have a digital projector available but we cannot guarantee audio equipment will be available. Our members’ night always includes great variety so make sure to attend – and be sure to bring a submission! The varied interests of our members always provides us good variety and interesting content, SO BE THERE!!!

Following the Members’ Night competition portion of the show will be a presentation by Mr. David Miraglia. Dave will be showing scenes from Miami, Toronto and more (both video and photos). In addition to slides of his recent travels including Italy: Rome, Pisa amd Florence (including Rail, Subway and Light Rail, and even some freight). We willl also get to see a quick look at Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and NYC area topics. A nice variety, so STAY for this encore presentation!

Members’ Night Submission Guidelines: Any and all content shown must be of a transit-related topic (rail, bus, trolley, etc). However great those photos of your puppy might be, they are not of appropriate subject matter for displaying here. Slides: 30-40 slides will be accepted in Kodak carousels. We will also accept boxed slides for ‘stack loading’ but ONLY if each and every slide bears the photographers name clearly marked on each mount. Digital submissions: may consist of a maximum of 40 images, or 5 minutes of video (or some combination thereof with an estimated run time of LESS THAN 8-minutes). All digital submissions must be provided on a CD, DVD, or USB ‘flash drive’. Files must be in common media formats such as .jpg, .wmv, .mpg or .avi. There will NOT be an internet connection available, so your media must be with you. All DVDs, CDs, and Flash-drives must be labeled with the presenter’s name – as the club assumes no responsibility for return of items not labeled. Note: All content must be original and created by the presenter (for example: you can not use a clip of video/slide taken by someone else).

Admission for non-members is $8.00. Our meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, located at 71 West 23rd Street, New York City, usually in Room 2 Central (check with the guard when you enter the building).

Admission for non-members is $8.00. Our meetings are held at the Masonic Hall, located at 71 West 23rd Street, New York City, usually in Room 2 Central (check with the guard when you enter the building).

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utc:ny officers

Acting Chairman:

David Silver


Josh Weis


Alex Bockstein


Glenn L. Rowe

Program Coordinator:

Glenn L. Rowe

Current Events Coordinator:

Russell Avvocato

Membership Secretary:

Russell Avvocato


Josh Weis


The officers are elected by the membership once per year. The elections are usually held at our April meeting. Only members may vote, and members must be present at the April meeting to vote.

2014 Annual Membership dues: $50.00
Door Fee for Non-Members: $8.00
1-yr Bus Roster Subscription (email only): $20.00

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