Shop during your commute with the MTA’s new pop-up series

The transit authority is debuting a series of month-to-month retail shops in subway stations across the city.

The Uniqlo pop-up in the Union Square subway station

The Uniqlo pop-up in the Union Square subway station Photograph courtesy MTA

Remember when the Newsstand launched in Williamsburg's Lorimer St–Metropolitan Ave station back in June? Turns out the indie shop was part of an MTA pilot for a new concept of underground pop-up shops. Today, a teeny Uniqlo—to occupy a space in the 14th St–Union Sq station—opened its doors as the series's first official store.

The MTA plans to bring more of these subway pop-up shops by arranging month-to-month leases with independent businesses, online retail outfits and major brands. “Pop-up stores will provide a fresh and beneficial element to our stations while also improving the image and desirability of retail space in the subway,” said the authority's Thomas Prendergast in a press release.

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