9. Park Slope’s Fourth Avenue & Ninth Street Subway Station, Independent Line (IND)
Art Deco 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 is Park Slope‘s Fourth Avenue & Ninth Street Subway Station. The station opened in 1933 and has remained an underappreciated gem ever since.
The Fourth Avenue & Ninth Street Subway Station is easily recognizable by its massive curved window hanging over 4th Avenue. Rising like an ocean wave, the window allows light to pour into the station. Its neat geometric angles are classic Art Deco, as are the embellishments beneath its windows. Next time you take the F or G through this station, be sure to look out for its Art Deco details.