Thursday, January 26, 2012

Court Square Old School Graffiti

The MTA is in the process of renovating the Court Square 7 train station in Long Island City.  During the renovation,  from now until sometime in April, the 7 trains are rolling through the station without stopping.

Not a lot has been changed so far at the station -- a few walls and signs have been removed.

But, now that the signs are gone, you can see some old-school graffiti.  Apparently the corrugated wind breaks of the station had been covered in graffiti, which was in turn covered over with the signs and then painted.  So, there are about 8 to 10 spots, each perhaps 4 feet high by 5 feet wide, where the graffiti is now showing through.

UPDATE as of February 11:  Previously, I did not have any photos of the graffiti, but I managed to get two rather blurry ones while my train passed through the station.  I would also be interested in seeing any that others may have taken.  See my photos below.  (The green dot is a reflection from the window of the train.)

The graffiti must pre-date the last renovation of the station, but I haven't been able to find anything that tells me when that was.

So, I'm afraid that I don't have a lot of information, but the graffiti is pretty cool.  Check it out and let me know what you think!


  1. Do you think that the graffiti will be visable for awhile?

  2. I'm not sure how much longer it will be there. I first noticed it earlier this week.

  3. They seem to be taking down the station pretty quickly, hope I can get there to snap some pics before its gone. Thank you for the update .