3. Masstransiscope at DeKalb Avenue Station

Located in an abandoned Brooklyn subway station, Masstransiscope is an animated mural created by Bill Brand in 1980. This public artwork consists of a 300-foot-long painting, made of reflective material and installed on the tunnel walls of the subway. The special enclosure has hundreds of narrow slits on the front side near the train and the mural on the far side. Viewers see the piece through the slits and it appears to be animated by a stop-motion effect. The mural was restored in 2012 and can be seen by riding the Q train from the DeKalb station towards Manhattan, looking out the window of the side you entered the train. The mural is easily missed so keep an eye out!