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The hidden comedians on the New York Subway

Blog | By James Fletcher | Jul 13, 2020


Located near the Meat Packing District, 14St on 8th Avenue is served by the A, C, E and L trains. Destinations include JFK airport and Harlem. The New York subway has express trains which only stop at major stations - flying through many of the smaller ones, as well as London Underground style services which stop at every station. An amusing feature of this station are the sculptures by sculptor Tom Otterness placed in 2000, which are very popular with travellers. There are 100 different pieces whimsically placed all round the station - by gates, on girders in the ceiling, on benches, hidden in corners. There’s even a sculpture of a crocodile pushing his way out of a manhole cover.