Subway Station Art – Delancey Street Station

The Delancey Street subway station, home to the F line on Manhattan’s Lower East Side, is host to some beautiful mosaic murals by Chinese artist Ming Fay.

Located on the Manhattan-bound side at the Delancey Street station is a large mural titled “Delancey Orchard,” which contains several cherry trees. At one time the Delancey family owned a farm in the area that contained a cherry orchard, and this mural commemorates that history.

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If you walk along the platform on the Manhattan-bound side, you will also see small cherry mosaics that continue the orchard theme.

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On the Brooklyn-bound side, there is a mural of fish called “Shad Crossing.” Shad are a type of fish in local waterways around New York City.

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That motif is continued on one of the stairwells connecting the platform to the subway station’s mezzanine.

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There are also these small fish mosaics along the Brooklyn-bound platform.

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If you want to see Ming Fay’s mosaic murals, you can take the F train to Delancey Street. That station also connects to the Essex Street station, which is accessible from the J or Z trains. If you are interested in Ming Fay’s work, you may also want to visit the Staten Island Ferry Terminal in Manhattan (the Whitehall Terminal), as he also designed the benches, a form of functional public art, in that terminal.

6 thoughts on “Subway Station Art – Delancey Street Station

  1. I kept thinking I should post about Subway Art but never got around to it. So glad you beat me to it! My mom lives on the F line. Pass this all the time. If you are in the area often – go to Doughnut Plant if you haven’t been there. That’s what I miss about the LES. I use to roll out of bed get myself pickles and doughnuts. Now I have to get on the damn train to do that 😦 I’m really weird about my food. I make sure I hit all my LES food places even though I’ve been living in Brooklyn for 10 years.

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