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Life Underground

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Address: 14th St and 8th Av, Subway Station, New York City, NY

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Was on my way to an engagement, got off the subway car, and stumbled into.... Art! A huge grin ensued. The surprise was one of the nicest gifts that NYC has ever given me.

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 29, 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

Was on my way to an engagement, got off the subway car, and stumbled into.... Art! A huge grin ensued. The surprise was one of the nicest gifts that NYC has ever given me.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Definitely didn't expect to see these! We were in town for a wedding and happened to pass through this subway station on the way to wherever--and lo and behold, cool art! Hidden in all these nooks and crannies of the station! Given more time it would've been a lot of fun just to meander through the station trying to spot... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Whether you are a subway rider or not, this is a must experience! I stumbled upon it by accident on my last visit to New York City. As commuters rushed to their destinations, I’m in a frenzy, ducking and sneaking around them, trying to photograph these little sculptors that suddenly appear all around me. I turn and another one materializes,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

Last year when I was on holiday in NYC I just happened to get off the subway at 14th St & 8th and spotted the sewer alligator, loved it. Then going through the station spotted other sculptures, at this point I stopped looking for my connecting train and started looking for more of these funny little bronze sculptures. I was... More 

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