2. Park Slope’s Fourth Avenue & Ninth Street Subway Station, Independent Line (IND)
Part of what made Art Deco so special and so successful was the fact that it was not only reserved for high society, but could be applicable in almost any setting. Many diners, neighborhood haunts, and public places could be just as Art Deco as your average skyscraper. One such public space, hiding in plain sight, that managed to lodge itself in the Art Deco tradition is Park Slope‘s Fourth Avenue & Ninth Street Subway Station.
The station is easily recognizable by its massive curved window. Rising like an ocean wave, the window lets light pour in to the station. Its neat geometric angles are classic Art Deco, as are the embellishments beneath its windows. The station opened in 1933, and has remained an under appreciated gem ever since.