This Manhattan subway station has transformed into a magical garden

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Jennifer Picht
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It may not feel like it given our current weather situation, but the city is blooming! 

We bet you'd never think you would use your MetroCard for anything other than getting from point A to point B, but that was before artist Nancy Blum gave us yet another reason to swipe: To see and take photos of these cool new murals.

In collaboration with MTA Arts & Design and Madison Square Park, Blum has made the newly-opened 28th Street 6 train station look like a verdant, floral-filled park

The murals titled "Roaming Underfoot" feature glass mosaics inspired by the Madison Square Park perennial collection, including witch hazel, daffodils, hydrangea, red buds and camellia. We think this strikingly gorgeous display will certainly make you think of warm, springtime thoughts while you're shivering on the platform during this polar vortex. 

And one of our trusty Time Out New York Tastemakers (@bridgetlodiary) checked out the artwork, and she can attest that the scenery brings nothing but pure joy. 


Several other subway stations are equipped with stunning artwork, and we're stoked to see that more of New York's indispensable underground areas are getting a much-needed style upgrade. So, will you swipe for the gram? We know, we know, you're already making your way to Flatiron now.  

Photographs: Courtesy Bridget Lo

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