As part of a story about a hidden trolley station at the Delancey Street stop on the J/M/Z line, the Daily News offers up some history of the hood:
The orchard mosaic on the F train's southbound platform, one of two recently completed in the station, is meant to evoke the old cherry orchard in the area owned by the Delancey family in Colonial days, said its artist, Ming Fay. After the Revolutionary War, the lands of the Delancey family, which sided with the British, were confiscated. Orchard St. later was carved through the orchard, Fay said.Anyone want to chip in to name the Delancey station after this poor, forgotten family?
· Ride the F Into History [NYDailyNews via MR]