Abandoned Subway Station in New York City – an Underground Art Gallery
People of New York City have found a new place for adventures. Not allowed to public and only known by a few – a subway station built a hundred years ago, forgotten and hidden deep under the NYC.
The station was build in 1904 and then closed up in 1945. The station tracks were severely curved, so some unsafe gaps appeared. There were other plans of turning all the area into a transit museum. On the one hand, these plans ended up on being only plans. On the other hand, we can say the projects were partially accomplished in the past few years.
First, I‘d say, the whole station is already an underground art gallery with all its elegant architecture, old style tiles from last century, reminding the past. As you can see from photos, the underground cathedral is full of incredible tall brass-tilled arches, nice old-fashioned lights and skylights build all over the station. And the best is for the end. The curved station, like many other underground places, has some unattractive and not known rooms, not a single person would visit. The thing is, all the walls are full of graffiti paintings. These street artists beloved spots are all covered by lots of amazing and sometimes creepy creations. The gallery contains over a hundred of graffiti paintings created by various artists. And it only makes this place even more mysterious and exciting.
For all the new yorkers who would like to visit this underground museum, all you have to do is simply stay on the 6 train instead of getting off at Brooklyn Bridge, the last stop. The train actually makes a turnaround through City Hall station as it starts its return trip uptown.