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Underground Light Show at Bleecker Street Subway Station Wows Riders

By DNAinfo Staff on July 24, 2012 7:46am

NOHO — A new digital-art installation is lighting up the underground at the Bleecker Street 6 train station.

The honeycomb-shaped LED-light scultpure on the uptown platform, aptly called "Hive," is the latest addition to the station by MTA Arts for Transit and Urban Design, a program that has focussed on bringing art into the New York City subway system since 1985. 

The installation, by artist Leo Villareal, was created using LED tubes, custom software, electrical hardware, aluminum and stainless steel. 

"It's something special to the station" said Elpie Stiffler, who walked the length of the platform just to take a photo of the installation on Monday.