The puzzling new graphic calls upon us to “respect each other’s choices,” including wearing a mask the wrong way.
Subway Graffiti Is on the Rise in New York City
The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) plans to spend over $1 million on graffiti removal and prevention this year.
Katherine Bradford Mosaic Murals Make a Manhattan Subway Station Shine
You don’t need a train ticket to see the five glass mosaic murals by Bradford at the L train 1 Avenue stop.
Over 220 Artists and Cultural Workers Decry Over-Policing of NYC Subways in Open Letter
The letter, penned by advocates from the organizations the Black School and the Laundromat Project, condemns the recent vote to spend nearly $250 million on the deployment of 500 additional MTA officers in the city’s subways.
Guerrilla NYC Subway Ads Mock Trump, Giuliani, and Fox News Hosts
The Good Liars, the comic duo behind the spoofs, got its start during the Occupy Wall Street protests.
Icons of Bronx History Are Honored in Rico Gatson’s New York Subway Murals
Figures like Justice Sonia Sotomayor, James Baldwin, and Maya Angelou’s take center stage in the artist’s new MTA mosaics for the 167th Street station.
Yoko Ono Brings the Sky Underground in Newly Unveiled New York Subway Mural
The station sits under Ono’s home at the Dakota, and is highly trafficked by tourists making a pilgrimage between her and John Lennon’s home and his memorial in Strawberry Fields.
Your Bus Ride Is a Battleground: Barbara Kruger Designed NYC MetroCards
The artist created two designs emblazoned with her trademark white-on-red text, posing difficult questions to New York’s straphangers.
Artist Remixes “If You See Something, Say Something” Posters in NYC Subway
The very subtly tweaked posters encourage riders to “stay aware, not afraid.”
Data-Driven Music for the Disharmony of New York’s Income Inequality
As the 2 train travels from Brooklyn through Manhattan up to the Bronx, it journeys along 49 stations of neighborhoods as varied as Flatbush, the Financial District, and Wakefield.
NYPD Crackdown Has Subway Performers Risking Jail Time
Earlier this year, the New York Times reported that arrests on New York’s subways were up 300% over 2013, the result of police commissioner Bill Bratton’s zealous focus on the transit system as part of his approach to policing the city.
Why Won’t the MTA Allow This Artist to Make Art? [UPDATE]
One February evening, Brooklyn-based artist Enrico Miguel Thomas carried his drawing board a few paces away from where he had been illustrating from a counter in Grand Central — leaving behind a bag full of markers and a folded-up easel. After a brief moment of gathering the necessary detail on his subject, which he characterizes as having taken no longer than five minutes, he turned to find a swarm of police officers gathering near his bags. After approaching them, claiming the bags, and identifying himself as an artist, the MTA police officers insisted on “clearing” his bags with a K-9 bomb-sniffing dog.