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While the majority of New York City’s subway entrances have the same mundane look, there are others that still have details from an earlier era. Some entrances contain flourishes from the buildings in which they are situated, others stand alone. Today, we’ve rounded up some unique subway entrances in New York City.

14. The Fulton Street Station at Broadway and Fulton

This entrance part of 195 Broadway, the prior headquarters of American Telephone and Telegraph and Western Union. The building has the claim to fame of being on the receiving end of the first transatlantic phone call. It’s now home to Thompson Reuters and other tenants. Architect William W. Bosworth, who also designed Kykuit, the Gilded Age Rockefeller estate, designed this portion of the building on the Fulton Street side. The station itself, which includes this entrance, is a registered New York City landmark.

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  1. Bryan says:

    Awesome article! Where’s #9?

  2. JOR says:

    NYC comprises of 5 boroughs. There are also nice subway entrances in The Bronx (e.g. http://forgotten-ny.com/2013/07/morris-park-to-crotona-east/) and Queens. Don’t much thus can’t say much about Staten Island. And though you’ve included Atlantic Avenue, there are others in Brooklyn that should’ve made this list. .

  3. DM says:

    Jay Street Metrotech in Brooklyn has some good stuff. This is the best I could find in a pinch, but the signage after the descend the stairs under this sign is consistent with the Art Deco and a bit prettier


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