Don't miss the dazzling "Parade" at this newly-renovated subway station in Harlem

Updated: Feb 9


Derek Fordjour's "Parade" art inside the 145th Street station in Harlem

Practically in continuous use since it was first built in 1904, the 145th Street station on the 3 line just reopened after a five-month-long renovation. Accompanying the MTA's dramatic improvements to the walls, ceilings and platforms are dazzling new mosaics from local artist Derek Fordjour.

Derek Fordjour's "Parade" art inside the 145th Street station in Harlem
Derek Fordjour's "Parade" art inside the 145th Street station in Harlem

Entitled "Parade," the multi-panel art celebrates Harlem's legacy of pomp via rows of impossibly limber line majors, hip-swaying dancers, and feathered-hat wearing drummers.

Derek Fordjour's "Parade" art inside the 145th Street station in Harlem
Derek Fordjour's "Parade" art inside the 145th Street station in Harlem

The colorful designs, made with shiny glass from Miotto Mosaics, stretch across the walls of both platforms. Although this particular stop in Harlem is not a central one, the mosaics are so striking, they're definitely worth a detour.

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