There are several new replicas this time around, including the Woolworth Building, One World Trade Center, and vintage ferry boats. Other pieces include the Terminal Warehouse (which housed the old Tunnel nightclub), the Ellis Island Immigration Statue, the Statue of Liberty, the historic Battery Maritime Building, the Oculus, and more than 175 other New York landmarks. It. Is. Enchanting.
Each scene is created from bark, leaves, and other natural materials—and then there are the trains. According to the NYBG, "more than 25 G-scale model trains, trolleys, and ferries will hum along nearly a half-mile of track past re-creations of iconic sites from all five boroughs of New York City, the Hudson River Valley, and other locations in New York State." Watch them zoom through the botanically-inspired version of NYC, here:
That is goddamn delightful.
The NYBG's Holiday Train Show will run from November 17th through January 21st. All-Garden Pass tickets start at $23 for adults and $10 for children (ages 2-12) and differ during certain peak times and weekends. Find more details here.