Subway Art in NYC
MetroTech Commons is one of Subway Art in NYC.

1. MetroTech Commons

7.2
MetroTech Center (at Myrtle Ave), Brooklyn, NY
College Quad · Downtown Brooklyn · 15 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't miss the vibrant mosaic in the Jay St-Metrotech Center subway. With a wide spectrum of vibrant colors. By Ben Snead, "Departures and Arrivals" spans the length of a corridor. Read more.

New York Aquarium is one of Subway Art in NYC.

2. New York Aquarium

7.1
602 Surf Ave. (at W 8th St.), Brooklyn, NY
Aquarium · Coney Island · 101 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: When architecture and art intersect, that’s when you get Wavewall. This station’s walls and stairway takes its form from the nearby Cyclone roller-coaster. Read more.

MTA Subway - Atlantic Ave/Barclays Center (B/D/N/Q/R/2/3/4/5) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

3. MTA Subway - Atlantic Ave/Barclays Center (B/D/N/Q/R/2/3/4/5)

Flatbush Ave (btwn Atlantic Ave & Pacific St), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · Fort Greene · 31 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't miss George Trakas' Subway art, Hook, Line and Sinker, a steel sailboat floating above the sea of busy commuters. Read more.

Jackson Ave is one of Subway Art in NYC.

4. Jackson Ave

Bronx, NY
Road · 4 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't miss the stained glass subway art, named Latin American Stories, by George Crespo. Six narratives, each illustrating a different regional fairytale, span the platforms. Read more.

Houston Street is one of Subway Art in NYC.

5. Houston Street

Houston St, New York, NY
Road · NoLita · 3 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Check out the marine-themed subway art by Deborah Brown, where whales, turtles and manatees swim mischievously around human commuters. Read more.

MTA Subway - 116th St/Columbia University (1) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

6. MTA Subway - 116th St/Columbia University (1)

W 116th St (at Broadway), New York, NY
Metro Station · Morningside Heights · 9 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't miss Michelle Greene's whimsical installation, Railrider's Throne, a kingly chair for commuters to rest as they wait for their train. Read more.

MTA Subway - 23rd St (N/R) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

7. MTA Subway - 23rd St (N/R)

W 23rd St. (at Broadway), New York, NY
Metro Station · Flatiron District · 15 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Commuters can directly interact with "Keith Godard’s Memories of 23rd St" by posing underneath images of hats, some which were owned by Oscar Wilde or Eleanor Roosevelt. Read more.

MTA Bus - M15 Select Bus Service - 116th Street is one of Subway Art in NYC.

8. MTA Bus - M15 Select Bus Service - 116th Street

116th Street (1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue), New York, NY
Bus Line · East Harlem · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't miss Vincent Smith's Subway artwork, a tribute to Harlem's past notable residents. Read more.

MTA Subway - Cortlandt St (N/R) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

9. MTA Subway - Cortlandt St (N/R)

5.2
Cortlandt St (at Trinity Pl), New York, NY
Metro Station · Financial District · 7 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Located on each platform and in the passageway, handmade ceramic relief panels these panels contain themes of trade, treasure and travel. Read more.

MTA Subway - Crown Heights/Utica Ave (3/4) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

10. MTA Subway - Crown Heights/Utica Ave (3/4)

Eastern Pkwy (Utica Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · Crown Heights · 21 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't miss the quirky art in this station. For AM commuters, "Good Morning" features the sun with sunglasses. For weary travelers, "Good Night" has scenes of the moon. Read more.

MTA Bus - W 42 St & 8 Av (M42) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

11. MTA Bus - W 42 St & 8 Av (M42)

W 42nd St (at 8th Ave), New York, NY
Bus Line · Garment District · 18 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Look up for Norman B. Colps' artwork, displayed on the overhead beams. Entitled The Commuter’s Lament or A Close Shave, this piece of Subway art is for the despondent and weary commuter. Read more.

MTA Subway - Brooklyn College/Flatbush Ave (2/5) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

12. MTA Subway - Brooklyn College/Flatbush Ave (2/5)

Flatbush Ave (Nostrand Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · Flatbush · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Intermingled with movie posters along the wall, don't miss "Flatbush Floogies," amidst showy advertisements and artwork that looks like it has been excavated from a bygone era. Read more.

MTA Subway - 77th St (6) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

13. MTA Subway - 77th St (6)

77th St (Lexington Ave), New York, NY
Metro Station · Upper East Side · 16 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't miss the subway mosaic by Robert Kushner. With a touch of Japanese linear forms, this bright and cheery mosaic makes itself known to commuters who walk underneath it when entering the station. Read more.

Times Square is one of Subway Art in NYC.

14. Times Square

9.0
Broadway & 7th Ave (btwn 42nd & 47th St), New York, NY
Plaza · Theater District · 2003 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Unnamed and unmarked, it's easy to miss Max Neuhaus’s sound installation, made up of deep, organ-esque sounds flowing up from the grating. Read more.

Woodhaven Boulevard is one of Subway Art in NYC.

15. Woodhaven Boulevard

Woodhaven Blvd, Queens, NY
Road · Glendale · 5 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The nine metal columns at this subway station are part of an art piece called In Memory of the Lost Battalion, a reference to WWI soldiers who died in the bloody Battle of the Argonne Forest. Read more.

Herald Square is one of Subway Art in NYC.

16. Herald Square

8.3
W 34th St & Broadway (at 6th Ave), New York, NY
Plaza · Chelsea · 120 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: One of the walls you might have sped past in this subway station is covered with handmade pottery tiles in shades of copper and tan, as part of an art piece by Michele Oka Doner called Radiant Site. Read more.

MTA Subway - 161st St/Yankee Stadium (4/B/D) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

17. MTA Subway - 161st St/Yankee Stadium (4/B/D)

1 E 161st St (River Ave), Bronx, NY
Metro Station · Concourse Village · 34 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This subway stop is covered with art by Vito Acconci, an internationally renowned artist born in the Bronx. Later, fellow artist Helene Brandt added to the art with a witty rejoinder. Read more.

MTA Subway - Broadway/Lafayette St (B/D/F/M/6) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

18. MTA Subway - Broadway/Lafayette St (B/D/F/M/6)

E Houston St & Broadway (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Metro Station · NoHo · 12 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Next time you're on your way to the uptown 6 train, take a look at Leo Villareal's Hive light installation, a mesmerizing display that mimics the hexagonal pattern of beehives. Read more.

MTA Subway - Broadway/Lafayette St (B/D/F/M/6) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

19. MTA Subway - Broadway/Lafayette St (B/D/F/M/6)

E Houston St & Broadway (at Lafayette St), New York, NY
Metro Station · NoHo · 12 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Artist Mel Chin collaborated with a Seneca tribe member to create Signal, a cone-like piece, in response to the station's historic location as a major Six Nations trading point. Read more.

MTA Subway - Coney Island/Stillwell Ave (D/F/N/Q) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

20. MTA Subway - Coney Island/Stillwell Ave (D/F/N/Q)

2904 Stillwell Ave (at Surf Ave.), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · Coney Island · 33 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Here, avant-garde choreographer Robert Wilson created a theatrical art piece called My Coney Island Baby in 2004, creating a glowing picture of Coney Island for residents and tourists alike. Read more.

MTA Subway - Court Square (E/G/M/7) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

21. MTA Subway - Court Square (E/G/M/7)

23rd St (at 45th Rd), Queens, NY
Metro Station · Hunters Point · 28 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Check out subway art like Elizabeth Murray's Stream inspired by commuter movements & Frank Olt's Temple Quad Reliefs, a hint that subways will one day be like temples & tombs of past civilizations. Read more.

MTA Subway - Metropolitan Ave (G) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

22. MTA Subway - Metropolitan Ave (G)

Union Ave (at Metropolitan Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · East Williamsburg · 13 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The oft-photographed murals by Jackie Chang called Signs of Life ask commuters to puzzle through philosophical juxtapositions on their daily commute. Faith or Fate? History or Your Story? Read more.

MTA Subway - E 105th St (L) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

23. MTA Subway - E 105th St (L)

East 105th St (btw Farragut & Foster), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · Canarsie · 4 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Michael Ingui's Crescendo is a tumultuous composition of steel and colored glass that covers three sides of the platform entryway, continuously reflecting against each other, ever changing as the day. Read more.

MTA Subway - New Lots Ave (L) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

24. MTA Subway - New Lots Ave (L)

New Lots Ave (Van Sinderen Ave), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · Brownsville · 9 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Look out for Eugenie Tang’s 16 Windows, stained glass that mimic apartment windows, showing common morning rituals on the Manhattan-bound side and evening ones on the Brooklyn-bound side. Read more.

MTA Subway - Myrtle/Wyckoff Ave (L/M) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

25. MTA Subway - Myrtle/Wyckoff Ave (L/M)

Myrtle Ave. (at Wyckoff Ave.), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · Bushwick · 31 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Don't forget to look up! Cadence Giersbach’s From Earth to Sky mimics the ceiling mosaics of sacred spaces with a domed composition. But instead of Christ in the center is a map of New York City! Read more.

MTA Subway - 14th St/Union Square (L/N/Q/R/4/5/6) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

26. MTA Subway - 14th St/Union Square (L/N/Q/R/4/5/6)

7 E 14th St (at Broadway & Union Square), New York, NY
Metro Station · Union Square · 44 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Artist Mary Miss selected pieces of the old station to highlight it as living history and as art. The older architecture is more ornamental than its contemporary replacements. Which do you like? Read more.

MTA Q37 (111th Street/Jamaica Ave) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

27. MTA Q37 (111th Street/Jamaica Ave)

Richmond Hill, NY
Bus Station · Richmond Hill · 2 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The wire mesh window at the platform is part of an art piece by Kathleen McCarthy, Five Points of Observation! Read more.

104th St Jamaica Ave is one of Subway Art in NYC.

28. 104th St Jamaica Ave

New York
Road · Richmond Hill · 2 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The wire mesh window is at the platform is part of an art piece by Kathleen McCarthy called Five Points of Observation, meant to break down the barriers between the commuters and the public. Read more.

Pitkin Av & Alabama Av is one of Subway Art in NYC.

29. Pitkin Av & Alabama Av

New York, NY
Uncategorized · Hollis · 1 tip

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Next time you're waiting for a train at Alabama Ave, take a look at the glass artwork by Scott Redden. They depict signifiers rural life like roosters and farmhouses, a sharp contrast to NYC. Read more.

MTA Subway - Halsey St (J/Z) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

30. MTA Subway - Halsey St (J/Z)

Halsey St. (at Broadway), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · Bushwick · 12 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: If you're around at sunset, take a look at the brightly colored square mosaics, SOL-SAX’s SOL’SCRYPT (2008), which fuse African and African-American culture in motifs. Read more.

MTA Subway  - Lorimer St (J/M) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

31. MTA Subway - Lorimer St (J/M)

Lorimer St (at Broadway), Brooklyn, NY
Metro Station · East Williamsburg · 11 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Remember to take a look at flower-like art on the west side of the station by Annette Davidek, entitled Roundlet Series (2002). Read more.

Essex & Delancey is one of Subway Art in NYC.

32. Essex & Delancey

Essex St. (Delancey St.), New York, NY
Road · Lower East Side · 9 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Ming Fay’s Shad Crossing (2004) in the subway is a vibrant mosaic piece calling back to New York's natural and agrarian past. Read more.

MTA Subway - Canal St (J/N/Q/R/Z/6) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

33. MTA Subway - Canal St (J/N/Q/R/Z/6)

Canal St (at Broadway), New York, NY
Metro Station · SoHo · 22 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Remembering the history of Chinatown: Bing Lee’s artwork, Empress Voyage 2.22.1794 references the 1794 expedition of the ship Empress of China, which returned to America with goods from the Far East. Read more.

MTA Subway - Main St (7) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

34. MTA Subway - Main St (7)

Main St (at Roosevelt Ave), Flushing, NY
Metro Station · Downtown Flushing · 20 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Art Alert: There are over 2000 ceramic tiles at the eastern entrance that artist Ik-Joong Kang installed to depict the neighborhood's diversity and culture! Read more.

LIRR - Woodside Station is one of Subway Art in NYC.

35. LIRR - Woodside Station

6.2
61st St & Roosevelt Ave (Woodside Ave), Woodside, NY
Train Station · Woodside · 50 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Near the control area, artist Dimitri Gerakaris' artwork, Woodside Continuum (1999), features bars shaped to reflect the neighborhood's historic relationship with public transportation. Read more.

Grand Central Terminal is one of Subway Art in NYC.

36. Grand Central Terminal

9.3
87 E 42nd St (btwn Vanderbilt & Park Ave), New York, NY
Train Station · Midtown East · 1264 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: The terminal above may be beautiful, but there's art underground as well! Artist Dan Sinclair created two gear-like pieces to reflect the hustle and bustle of the station. Read more.

Bryant Park is one of Subway Art in NYC.

37. Bryant Park

9.6
E 42nd St (btwn 5th & 6th Ave), New York, NY
Park · Midtown Manhattan · 981 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: Next time you're in the subway, take a look at one of the largest subway art pieces, Samm Kunce’s Under Bryant Park (2002), an expanded mosaic that includes quotes from Mother Goose and Carl Jung. Read more.

MTA Subway - 42nd St/Times Square/Port Authority Bus Terminal (A/C/E/N/Q/R/S/1/2/3/7) is one of Subway Art in NYC.

38. MTA Subway - 42nd St/Times Square/Port Authority Bus Terminal (A/C/E/N/Q/R/S/1/2/3/7)

W 42nd St (btwn Broadway & 8th Ave), New York, NY
Metro Station · Theater District · 95 tips and reviews

Untapped CitiesUntapped Cities: This famous subway station is filled with underground art! With work by five artists, more than any other station, it is a public art gallery not to be missed. Read more.