There are many subway stations here in NYC with beautiful artwork. They have murals, stained glass, tile mosaics, and more. This is not one of them. :-)
For some reason I've always been fascinated by this station, with its grimy walls and missing tiles. It's not beneath a bad neighborhood, but beneath a popular shopping area in between Greenwich Village and Chelsea.
I'm not sure why there have been no renovations, but this tiny bit of urban grime has a certain charm - in my opinion anyway. :-)
Here a young woman waits for a Brooklyn-bound L train. It's the subway line that's seen the most growth in recent years. An influx of young, creative people have moved into areas that were once considered dangerous, industrial wastelands, and transformed them into some of the most hip areas in Brooklyn.
In the WS, another POV.