look around on the ride

There is a lot of art to be seen from the New York subway, and there is an Apple App to help you find it.

New York Subway Art4 Seasons Seasoned, Robert Kushner
found on the IRT East SIde Line, 77th St.
Photo by Robbie Rosenfeld

Sandra Bloodworth, director of the MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, believes that New York’s transit system is the largest museum in the world.  The new app can guide you to find it all, and you can also view it online on the Subway Art Guide.

Duke RileyBe Good or Be Gone, Duke Riley
on the IND Rockaway Line, Beach 98th Street
photo by Robbie Rosenfeld

The Subway Art Guide can be found on a site dedicated to the history of the New York City Subway system. The site, nycsubway.org, has many volunteers that help to create the wealth of information to be found there. They are not affiliated with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, and began in 1995 as a photo essay site.

Dan SinclairFast Track & Speed Wheels, Dan Sinclair
on the IRT Times Square-Grand Central Shuttle
Photo by Robbie Rosenfeld

Click on the links in the paragraphs above and check it out.  There is an abundance of glass art, which I can really appreciate, but a lot of other things to see as well.  It is a really interesting site to visit, giving you bits of history, maps, and miscellaneous subway facts.

 

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