The New Q

If you live in New York City the opening of the Second Avenue subway line was about as momentous as the unveiling of the Statue of Liberty. The original plan for the line was first put forth a hundred years ago. Literally! A century later the Second Avenue Q has graced the Upper East Side of Manhattan and the whole neighborhood rejoiced.  Not only has transportation become a lot easier but the subway stops are shiny and new. No rats. No mold. No (possibly) dead bodies. Not only are the stops less like The Temple of Doom compared to others but, in fact, they are quite artistic. Each new stop features one incredible artist who created a series of incredible public art pieces to enliven the subway experience.

The Q stop at Second Avenue and 72nd Street features the art of Vik Muniz. It’s a series of mosaic murals called, ” Perfect Strangers”. These life sized mosaics are a diverse vision of humanity. All types of people from all walks of life. They are a wonderful representation of the melting pot that is New York City. The New York City subway system has really only been something that people tolerate. And now it’s an art experience. Muniz’s art is captivating! Take a look….

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