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Astor Place Subway Station

  • 8th St. and 4th Ave. Map It
  • East Village
  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Published 04/20/2005

Fodor's Review

At the beginning of the 20th century, almost all of the city's Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) subway entrances resembled the one here—an ornate cast-iron replica of a Beaux Arts kiosk marking the subway entrance for the uptown 6 train. This traffic-island entrance, which was—and still is—the stop nearest to the venerable Cooper Union college, is now on the National Register of Historic Places. Inside, plaques of beaver emblems line the tiled station walls (though they're rather grimy these days), a reference to the fur trade that contributed to John Jacob Astor's fortune. Milton Glaser, the Cooper Union graduate who originated the "I [heart] NY" logo, designed the station's murals.

  • Subway Station, Astor Place, East Village, New York City, New York, USA

    (c) Littleny/Dreamstime

Sight Information


8th St. and 4th Ave., traffic island, New York, New York, 10003, USA

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Published 04/20/2005


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