It may have taken $4.5 billion and 100 years, but the Second Avenue Subway (part of it, anyway) is finally here. During its first couple of days, plenty of New Yorkers turned up to see what the fuss was all about—and, of course, documented their travels along the line on social media.
The artwork in the stations—by Jean Shin (63rd Street), Vik Muniz (72nd Street), Chuck Close (86th Street), and Sarah Sze (96th Street)—proved very popular with commuters.
Muniz’s mosaics feature actual New Yorkers, some of whom posed with their idealized selves:
Inevitably, people marveled at the cleanliness of the subway stations:
And a few famous (well, sort of) folks showed up to check it out:
Charlie Pellett doing his thing at the Second Avenue Subway. He is the voice of the system. pic.twitter.com/BtkmgGw82A— Jason Rabinowitz (@AirlineFlyer) January 1, 2017