2. Myrtle Ave

The Myrtle Avenue subway station was built in 1915 as part of the BMT Fourth Avenue Line. The most interesting thing about the station isn’t that it’s abandoned, but that there is a piece of art inside it that you can see from the passing train cars. Riding out of the Dekalb Avenue Station towards Manhattan on the B or Q train, passengers will travel past 228 hand-painted images by artist Bill Brand installed along the full length of the abandoned station. When viewed from a moving train through narrow slits ringed with fluorescent lights installed in front of the images, the still images transform into a moving cartoon. Titled Masstransiscope, the piece is essentially a giant zoetrope. Originally installed in 1980, the piece was restored and re-installed in 2008.