8. Smith-Ninth Streets (F/G)

Just like the ocean-side neighborhoods of Gowanus and Red Hook, the nearby Smith-Ninth Streets station is filled with maritime history. After undergoing a massive renovation in 2013, the station received an installation called Fathom Points + Compass Bearings by local artist Alyson Shotz. The art piece tells a story of the Brooklyn-area’s nautical past, complete with 26 glass walls that depict the evolution of the area’s waterways with different maps spanning from the 1700s to 1900s, and a mosaic blueprint for boat hull built in 1770.

Explore Art in the NYC Subway Walking Tour with us on May 13th.
Behind-the-Scenes Tour of NYC Subway Art

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