David Bowie called New York his home for much of his life, and the city's spirit and culture was an enormous influence on his music, fashion, and worldview. While we are still reeling from the loss of Bowie in 2016, New York is a go-go again, if only briefly (and localized to one very cool subway station).
Spotify has taken over the downtown Manhattan subway station at Broadway and Lafayette, both to celebrate Bowie's legacy as a New Yorker and to promote the "David Bowie is" exhibit, which is on display at the Brooklyn Museum through July 15.
In addition to art and photos celebrating Bowie's life and legacy, there are multimedia installations, called "David Bowie Stories," which utilize Spotify's audio-video content platform Spotlight. All art pieces are accompanied by information signs with contextual information, often from Bowie himself.
If I had to pick one element of "David Bowie is" as the coolest for collectors, I would have to point to the 5 limited edition MetroCards available for sale at the station, featuring Ziggy Stardust and 4 other classic Bowie personas.
Check out more images below, and if you're in town, stop by the Broadway/Lafayette station between now and May 13 to experience "David Bowie is" in person.