Broadway-Lafayette

David Bowie Deposed from Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station

Posted May 17, 2018 at 5:09 am

For David Bowie, the underground takeover is no more. It’s back to normal. The Broadway-Lafayette subway station over the weekend was stripped of the vinyl posters that defined the month-long promotion. Through a series of placements on the walls and rafters, co-sponsor Spotify helped highlight the Brooklyn Museum exhibit – “David Bowie Is” – and […]

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Violent Robbery in Broad Daylight at Bank of America ATM on East Houston

Posted May 14, 2018 at 5:09 am

Police are searching for the criminal wanted in connection with the violent robbery and pummeling of a customer at the Broadway-Lafayette Bank of America branch. At 3:08 pm on April 27, the suspect approached the victim and asked for $100. When the 35-year-old man refused, the perp decked him, continued assaulting him on the ground, […]

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The David Bowie Takeover of Broadway-Lafayette Station (and Return of ‘David Bowery’)

Last modified April 17, 2018 at 10:13 pm

On his old turf, a massive advertising undertaking celebrating the life of David Bowie. Mere yards from his former residence, his likeness looms large. Both at street level and beneath. An enormous advert above the Broadway-Lafayette subway station – sponsored by Spotify – promotes the new exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum (i.e. David Bowie is”). […]

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Commercial Construction Full Throttle, Another Subway Entrance at Broadway-Lafayette Closes

Posted September 13, 2016 at 5:09 am

Call it a tale of two worksites. The two commercial projects on East Houston Street bordering SoHo are following a near-identical trajectory. Both broke ground at roughly the same time; both thrust a reconfigured traffic and pedestrian flow onto the neighborhood; and both forced subway entrances to close, albeit temporarily. Starting today, a second entrance […]

Six-Story SoHo Development Spells End to Broadway-Lafayette Subway Entrance

Posted June 22, 2016 at 5:19 am

That new six-story commercial development on East Houston Street just claimed its first victim. The southeasterly entrance to the Broadway-Lafayette subway station is now closed for the duration. It won’t be reopening, presumably, until the project is complete in “mid-2018.” The rendering per owner-developer Madison Capital illustrates how the access point is incorporated into the overall […]

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New Subway Newsstand Opens at Broadway-Lafayette Station

Posted May 6, 2016 at 5:15 am

Until this week, the Broadway-Lafayette subway station had no concessions. No longer the case. An under-utilized storage space beside the downtown IRT platform was converted this week for commerce. The nascent newsstand has been stocking its minuscule shelves the last few days and just opened yesterday. Nothing earth-shattering here; you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ’em all. […]

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‘Knights of Gondor Do Not Turn Their Backs’ on Broadway-Lafayette Subway Station

Posted February 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

This is what happens when you cross the MTA with Lord of the Rings. It’s called PuckTalk, pithy parody signs that mix elements of the fantasy story with the reality of the city subway system. We spotted this sign in the Broadway-Lafayette station. Under no circumstances should Knights of Gondor turn their backs! Ever. Especially […]

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‘Tengu: God of Mischief’ Shows the Proper Way to Skateboard in the Subway [VIDEO]

Last modified June 24, 2014 at 1:15 pm

Director Colin Read (aka Mandible Claw) just uploaded the epic subway skate segment from his 2013 film, Tengu: God of Mischief. So, if you haven’t had a chance to peep the whole movie, this three-minute clip below will satisfy. For now. Read told Gothamist back in January that the skaters and crew were turned on […]

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Subway Scenes: ‘Back to the Future’ Nike Air Mags Spotted on D Train

Last modified January 2, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Two years ago, Nike unveiled super-limited edition kicks inspired by Back to the Future – the Nike Air Mags. These sneakers were originally designed as film props (self-lacing, though) in the second movie and were always one of the cooler inventions in the franchise. 1,500 pairs of the Nike Mag were auctioned off, some netting […]

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Subway Scenes: Another Man in White

Posted February 8, 2013 at 6:19 am

It would appear that the mysterious man in white – Jimmy Blanco – has some competition from a younger generation.

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