Bowie Takes Over NYC Subway Station
As the ‘David Bowie Is’ exhibit continues to blow away fans at The Brooklyn Museum (as its done around the world), the museum has teamed up with Spotify and the Metropolitan Transit Authority to give New Yorkers an added incentive to make your way over to Brooklyn.
Located at the Broadway-Lafayette station in downtown Manhattan – and just a few blocks from the apartment he called home for nearly 25 years – ‘David Bowie Is Here’ serves as both an exhibit teaser and tribute to one of the city’s most beloved adopted sons. It features vinyl posters of some of The Thin White Duke’s most memorable images covering every facet of his career, quotes about his love for New York City, a map featuring some of his favorite neighborhood stops (which including Washington Square Park), tribute artwork and much more. It also honors Bowie’s support of the area businesses, including Looking Glass Studios and The Magic Shop, the two recording studios where he recorded his final albums that were walking distance from his home.
The centerpiece of the exhibit is two enormous murals that cover the connection walkway between the Lexington Ave and 6th Avenue lines. When you walk from the east to west, you will see Bowie in at the height of the Ziggy Stardust/Aladdin Sane period. Walk west to east, it’s Bowie as the seasoned elder statesmen. If that wasn’t enough, the station will also be selling a series of limited edition Metrocards featuring publicity shots and videos stills. Not surprisingly, the lines to get a chance to complete the set have been unprecedented.
So before you head out to Brooklyn to get the full blown Bowie groove on, make sure you make this mind blowing detour that shows why Bowie loved New York – and why the city loved him back.
David Bowie Is Here will be at the Broadway-Lafayette station through May 13th. David Bowie Is will be at the Brooklyn Museum through July 18th. You can go to http://www.brooklynmusuem.org/ for more info.