The New York City subway is the most expansive and heavily used underground transit system in the United States. Ensuring the stations that anchor this critical public asset remain in a state of good repair is an enormous undertaking.

Is there room for private capital and philanthropic giving to maintain stations in the long term, and enhance them to become valuable additions to the City’s public realm? Does every station have the potential to become a commercial or cultural destination?

On September 6 we were joined by Tim Braine, Jonathan Cohn, John Falcocchio, Susan Fine and Eve Michel as they proposed new solutions to care for New York City’s 472 subway stations.


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Tim Braine, The Station Alliance
Station Alliance

Jonathan Cohn & Shao Lun Lin, Perkins Eastman
Subway Entrances as Public Realm Spaces

John Falcocchio and Constantine Kontokosta, NYU Tandon School of Engineering
Businesses Bear the Burden


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About Maintaining ↓

Help us craft a vision for maintaining New York City!

Points of Departure is the fourth program of Maintaining, a year-long inquiry into strengthening New York City’s physical and social infrastructure.

Share your ideas about how to care for New York City’s public assets.


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