OMG it’s the friggin’ BATMOBILE

From Oct. 9, 2015 through February 21, 2016, the New-York Historical Society ran an exhibition on superheroes of Gotham. I didn’t even realize it was there, which is a nasty thing that happens when you live in 4th gear in a city full of exhibitions.

For some reason, even though the exhibition has closed, a genuine full-size Batmobile from the 1960s Batman TV show is still sitting in the N-YHS main lobby. You (yes, you!) can get into the New-York Historical Society tonight (after 6 p.m.) for whatever fee you feel like paying, and stand. Right. Next. To. The. Batmobile!!!!! Holy jaw-dropping jehosephat, Batman!

A few pics: sorry, taken through the glass, so they’re blurry. I’m only providing them for those of you who can’t make it to the N-YHS because your Batmobile or Batcopter or Batjet is in the shop.

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Bat fins, and those whadayacallit pipes that make cars go faster, ya know?

Bat radar! Looks remarkably like old-fashioned Christmas tree lights.

Bat radar! Looks remarkably like old-fashioned Christmas tree lights.

Bat phone - center right, with the coiling cord.

Bat phone – center right, with the coiling cord.

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The “Bat Button”: what does that do?

The Emergency Bat Turn Lever AND Bat Extinguisher!

The Emergency Bat Turn Lever AND Bat Extinguisher!

And the Bat Tire.

And the Bat Tire.

About Dianne L. Durante

I’m an independent scholar and freelance writer /lecturer on art and art history, with forays into food, history, politics, and publishing. My most recent projects are *Innovators in Sculpture¸* a survey of 5,000 years of art in two hours, and *Monuments of Manhattan,* a videoguide app by Guides Who Know that’s based on my book *Outdoor Monuments of Manhattan: A Historical Guide.*

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OMG it’s the friggin’ BATMOBILE — 1 Comment

  1. I wonder if this is the Batmobile from Wyckoff, NJ? Many years ago, I was driving along Franklin Avenue, talking with my Uncle when I saw it parked outside of a house on one of the side streets. I lost my trait of thought mid sentence … Yes, a holy Batman moment! My Uncle asked what was wrong and I said I had just seen the Batmobile. Did he believe me? Would you? So we had to double back and there it was! Who would have thought a Batmobile resided in Wyckoff?