Pride MetroCards & decorated 1 trains are here + see the 2019 Pride March route
The humble MetroCard's days are numbered; replacement OMNY has already launched at 4, 5, and 6 stations between Grand Central-42nd St and Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr, as well as MTA-operated Staten Island buses, but the MTA's tradition of releasing limited edition MetroCards continues, for now at least. As Gothamist points out, they're joining in on this month's WorldPride celebrations with two new MetroCard designs. See them above; both have the dates of select Pride events printed on the back.
500,000 Pride MetroCards were printed total, and they're available from vending machines (except the credit/debit only kind) and station agents at Christopher St-Sheridan Sq; Atlantic Av-Barclays Center; Roosevelt Av-Jackson Heights; 50 St; 34 St-Hudson Yards; 34 St-Penn Station (1/2/3 and A/C/E); 34 St-Herald Sq; Grand Central-42 St; Times Sq-42 St; 28 St (1); 23 St (C, E); 23 St (1); 23 St (R/W); 18 St; 14 St (1/2/3); 14 St-Union Sq; 14 St (F/M); and W 4 St, while supplies last.
The MTA also decorated the sides of five 10-car trains on the 1 line with its own rainbow heart MTA logo, whose design they're selling additional merch of.
Meanwhile, NYC's annual Pride March promises to be bigger than ever for WorldPride, and its route, which has changed again, has been revealed. It steps off at 12 PM on Sunday June 30 from 26th St and 5th Ave, heads south to W 8th St, then west to Christopher St and north along 7th Ave to 23rd St. See the route below.