Friday, November 28, 2014

Flowers Appear Below Bryant Park

Something exciting has happened in the 42nd Street-Bryant Park subway stop: a beautiful array of botanical designs have appeared within the station. We put a lot of effort into Bryant Park's horticulture, and we're happy that now that extends below ground.
A closeup of one of Munson's botanical designs
Photo by MTA
According to this article in Newsday, the artwork, called Botanicals Below Bryant Park, is by artist Portia Munson, a resident of Upstate New York. Inspired by her grandmother's garden, she picks her flowers before they wilt and arranges them in mesmerizing geometric patterns. 
We love the way they look and appreciate the way they spruce up the subway station into something lively and positive. Next time you find yourself on the B, D, F, M, or 7 trains, take a minute to marvel at these beauties. Then, head upstairs to Bryant Park and enjoy some more flowers in person! You can read more about the installation on the MTA's website here.
Botanicals Below Bryant Park are a natural pick-me-up in the tunnels below the park.
Photo by Charles Eckert
We're always looking to improve the area around the park, so keep an eye out for another change heading underground: a new subway monitor! By now you've seen our installation in the stairwell on the northwest corner of 40th Street and 6th Avenue, but prepare yourselves for an even better upgrade in the coming months!

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