Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

Top 10 Greatest Subway Stations in NYC — #6

Fulton Street

Fulton Street Subway StationAbove an escalator and passage that connects six subway lines at the Fulton Street/Broadway-Nassau station, a series of resplendent ceramic tile murals hangs in celebration of the city’s harbor and maritime history. From Henry Hudson’s 17th century sailing ship to the steamships of the early 1900’s, the city’s position as beneficiary of the largest and safest natural harbor in the western world is beautifully depicted in terra cotta, originally designed for the McAlpin Hotel. Beyond the murals is a wonderful cross-hatched stretch of lights guiding people from one line to the next.

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1 Comment

  1. Those murals were saved only at the last minute when the developer allowed the crew that was demolishing the room to rip them out. They had to be put back together like a puzzle. Practically a glorious accident of preservation.

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