best subway station if your sensesare chemically augmented (2008)

42ND STREET/BRYANT PARK

Most subway murals are just sort of pretty—nice tilework, vintage ceramic finish if you're lucky. The new mosaic in the tunnel connecting the B/D/F/V and 7 lines at 42ND STREET/BRYANT PARK, though, is worthy of a blitzed bliss-out. Quotes from Goethe, Ovid, and Finnegans Wake loop around exquisite glittery metallic roots that break up the hallway's clean brick lines, and remind you that—dude!—you're actually walking around below the ground. Like, in defiance of nature. And let's not even get into that light-boxed photo of the old lady with her eyes sewn shut.

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