If there’s one city you simply must visit in your lifetime, it’s the big apple, New York. Home to some of the best nightlife in the world, as well as tasty delis, great historical attractions and a wealth of art and culture, millions of tourists flock to New York every year, with most returning for another great American adventure. If you enjoy experiencing art, architecture and design when on vacation, the there’s more than enough to keep you entertained, with one of the best examples being the subways. The New York subway system is extremely diverse, and with hundreds of stations located all over the city, you’re bound to come across one that’s a little different from the others. Let’s take a look at some of the big apple’s coolest subway stations!
Bushwick Ave-Aberdeen Street, Brooklyn
When it comes to New York subway stations, many of them can be found in locations you’d least expect to be able to board a train – and the Bushwick Ave-Aberdeen Street station is one of them. Found hidden away inside a car dealership, this station is unique, and because it was first opened in 1928, it’s also one of the oldest in the network. The entrance to the station is small and plain, you’d probably walk straight past it if you didn’t know it was there. Down the stairs and onto the platform however, colourful tiles line the walls, providing Bushwick with something to make it stand out.
Ninth Ave, Brooklyn
Over 300 stations were designed by famous architect Squire Vickers, chief designer of the New York subways for over 35 years! Borough Park was one of them, and located on the D-line, this is a bi-level station created in the popular ‘arts and crafts’ style. Featuring an above ground control house, as well as spectacular tiling throughout the platforms, and a scene or two from the movie blockbuster Crocodile Dundee was actually filmed here too!
190th Street, Washington Ave
Another of New York’s subways to be opened in the early 1930s, this station can be found on the A-line, and is also one of the most beautiful and iconic. Hiding amongst the trees at the top of a hill, it is one of the highest stations in the city, and also one of the deepest on the network – over 140 feet underground! You can take the stairs if you’re feeling fit, however nearly all passengers take the elevators, each with their own Art Deco designs and patterns.
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Smith-9th Street, Brooklyn
The platform at this station is over 80 feet tall, providing commuters with one of the best views in the city. Opened in 1933, and servicing the F and G-lines, there’s no doubt that this is the highest subway station in the world, and its part of a mile long Culver Viaduct. With stops and landmarks such as the Statue of Liberty and the Savings Bank Tower, a ride on this line will show you the real New York!