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Bowling Green Station Boasts New Photo Exhibit with Lens On Lower Manhattan

By Chelsia Rose Marcius on September 5, 2012 12:14pm 

LOWER MANHATTAN — One of Manhattan's southernmost subway stations has turned into a gallery featuring colorful artwork capturing uniquely lower Manhattan moments.

The "Edge of Manhattan," an MTA Arts for Transit exhibit, features seven photographs by Jay Fine, including images of the Staten Island Ferry veiled in fog, an NYPD boat navigating sheets of ice and a bolt of lightning appearing to strike the crown of Lady Liberty.

"That was taken two years ago, and it was taken during an electrical storm where there was very little rain and a clear sky with lightning," Fine said of the image called "The Statue of Liberty Lightning Strike," which also appeared in National Geographic.

"I couldn't have had better conditions photographically," he said. "Every time I shoot, I realize how lucky I was that night." 

Kim Foster, who represents Fine, helped make the final photo selections for the exhibit along with MTA officials.

"Edge of Manhattan" will be on display for the next year.

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