The Aretha Franklin Subway Tribute at Franklin Street Station [PHOTOS]
The Queen of Soul is getting a proper tribute in the city’s subway system.
As Aretha Franklin ails in hospice at her Detroit home, someone spent time renaming Franklin Street station in Tribeca, paying tribute and sending well wishes. Wheat-pasted messages in the stairwells read, “Say a little prayer for Aretha” and “Aretha Makes Me Feel Like a Natural Woman.”
The soul powerhouse, 76, is “seriously ill and surrounded by family members who appreciate the outpouring of love and support they have received,” per a statement made to the New York Times. No further details of her illness are currently public.
This particular tribute bears striking resemblance to the Prince Street Station takeover following Prince’s death, as well as the David Bowery installation that went down upon Bowie’s death two years ago.