7. Bowery Subway Station

The abandoned portion of the Bowery Station on the J/Z line has made the news for a variety of special projects. In 2015, graffiti artist VEW made headlines for his Star Wars themed anti-Isis mural painted on the wall of the abandoned station. That same year, the NYPD used the abandoned space for a counter-terrorism training drill.

The Bowery subway station is often used in movies and television series as a filming location. You can spot it in USA’s series Mr. Robot and the Amazon Prime show Hunters with Al Pacino. Most recently, the station was activated for a fashion show. In 2019, Tom Ford unveiled his 2020 collection in the graffiti and grime-filled space.

Abandoned Subway Stations

Continue to explore the forgotten areas of the NYC subway system on our upcoming virtual tour of abandoned subway stations! Tickets to this talk on March 24th are just $10. You can gain access to unlimited free virtual events per month and unlock a video archive of 100+ past events as an Untapped New York Insider starting at $10/month. Already an Insider? Register here! Can’t make it live? Register for this virtual talk and we’ll email you a recording of it after it ends!

Next, check out 20 of NYC’s Abandoned Subway Stations, Levels and Platforms