We last wrote in March about our efforts to improve the subway entrance appearance, which is dark and drab. We found a short-term solution in brightly colored graphics that were used to promote our free, open to the public events, like #BPSquareDance and Bank of America Winter Village.
The second phase of brightening the subway entrance has just finished. We installed a television monitor that will serve as a rotating carousel of park events, and give real-time information on time and weather. Best yet, the monitor will add more light to a dim entrance, making the stairs safer and more pleasant.
|Our Capital Department works to install the monitor. The open space where the man is crouching is the ground floor of 5 Bryant Park; the Capital Department went through the wall in the vacant retail space to reach the subway entrance.|
|The monitor greets those ascending and descending the stairs. With the Bryant Park text prominently displayed at the bottom of the monitor, there is no mistaking where you are!|
|Aside from showing beautiful Bryant Park photos, the monitor will soon give real-time information on weather and time, and offer information about upcoming park events.|