Sunday, April 30, 2017

Let's Take a Ride on the Second Avenue Subway

One of the stations on New York's newest subway line, the Second Avenue Subway
The newest subway line, the Second Avenue Subway,  opened in January of this year after decades of planning. I visited on its first day of service and wrote the blog post in the link. With it's high ceilings it's very different than the stations that began subway service in New York City, built over 100 years ago. Whether you're a fan of mass transit -- as I am -- or simply want to admire our beautiful new stations, it's worth a visit to the Upper East Side to see them. 

I'm a tremendous fan of the art work in the new stations -- not simply because a friend was the art project manager -- but because I feel that I've stepped into an art gallery at each station. The work at the 72nd Street station was done by the Brazilian artist, Vik Muniz and the pieces at 86th Street -- one is shown below -- were done by the American artist, Chuck Close.  

My next post in this series -- later this week -- is going to be about using mass transit to get around New York City and I will give my tips to subway and bus usage. I'm a mass transit rider and especially enjoy riding the subway. Taxis are fine, but for getting around quickly, I'll take the subway.  

I'm joining my Pink Saturday buddies for some weekend fun. I hope that you will stop by and visit.

May looks to be a busy in month in Buttercupland. We'll still be visiting around New York City with the completion of New York from A to Z. Tomorrow I'm starting a walking challenge to celebrate the beautiful weather of May, and the month finishes with my college reunion. It's busy, it's fun and it will be even more fun if you're part of the good times.

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care!    




I'm not familar with mass transit, so I was fascinated to come along on your tour of the stations. Interesting for sure.

Terra Hangen said...

I look forward to more of your posts on mass transit etc., and the subway art you show is attractive.

Anonymous said...

Happy first day of May! My late dad worked in the mass transit business in Atlanta for over 40 years so I am a fan. I enjoyed these photos of the station and the art. I hope you enjoy every minute of this lovely month. xo

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I have never experienced a subway before and doubt I ever will so your insight is appreciated. May is a very busy time in my part of the world too. It's like these nicer days have all thie sudden turned a green light on and we GO!

Theresa said...

I am watching Kelly on TV this morning and she was talking about the subway system:) Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

Deanna Rabe said...

I've visited the city a few times, but never took the subway. I'd like to do it at least once! These stations are nice and I like that they are bright with artwork!

If I come to the city for the day, we'll have to meet up!

Mimi said...

You continue to be my window to urban life.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

I love public transit and next time I am in NY, I will definitely visit that beautiful new station.