‘Station to Station’ David Bowie Tribute Appears at Broadway-Lafayette Subway Stop
It was four years ago today that we lost David Bowie. The pop-star chameleon passed away in 2016 after a secret eighteen-month bout with liver cancer. He died just two days after turning 69, and delivering a swan-song record called Blackstar.
Now, the subway station one block from his old residence sports a streetside tribute.
Someone added the words “to station” to the stairwell sign above the entrance to Broadway-Lafayette (closest to Crosby). Its placement creates “Station to Station,” the title of Bowie’s seminal tenth album released in 1976. In addition, the subway symbols were manipulated to (sort of) spell out Bowie.
This particular station is no stranger to David Bowie tributes. You’ll recall the Spotify ad takeover two years ago to promote the exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. It’s also a block from 285 Lafayette Street, where he had lived with his wife, supermodel Iman, since 1992.