This is so friggin awesome. The New York Times reports on a secret underground art gallery in some of the New York City transit’s abandoned subway stations. The city-wide gallery consists of artwork and murals from about 103 different artists worldwide painted directly onto the abandoned subway walls. Very few people know exactly where the gallery walls exist — MTA employees included — which means the only people who can view the works of art are those who actively explore and go into the subway tunnels.
I really want to go and scope some of these places out (Gothamist thinks they might know where a few of the pieces are located)! If you’re not one to go where you aren’t suposed to, you can enjoy some of the works of art through this NYT slideshow. But of course, it’s going to be cooler in person.
Also, check out this short video tour of some parts of the Underbelly Project.