Beautiful New York

A Celebration of the City

Top 10 Greatest Subway Stations in NYC — #3

23rd Street (N and R Trains)

23rd Street Subway StationKeith Godard’s glass mosaic hats at the 23rd Street N & R subway station are popularly considered among the most charming art installations of the entire city. Each hat represents the historic figure from the neighborhood who might have worn it many years ago (all strategically placed according to the height and posture of the wearer). The elegant chapeaus include those of John Barrymore, Nellie Bly, Stanford White and Evelyn Nesbitt, P.T. Barnum and Tom Thumb, Scott Joplin, Lillie Langtry, Mark Twain, Isadora Duncan, Samuel Gompers, Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, and many more.


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