- 19 Apr 18
New York City, home to David Bowie for many years, has honoured the Thin White Duke with a tribute on one of the most recognisable symbols of New York - the subway Metro Card.
Rail Control to Major Tom: David Bowie branded MetroCards, created by @Spotify, are now available at the Broadway-Lafayette and Bleecker St stations. We’ve printed 250,000 cards, featuring 5 iconic images from the David Bowie exhibit @BrooklynMuseum. Drop by anytime to get yours. pic.twitter.com/LxqmBkSSxA
— NYCT Subway (@NYCTSubway) 17 April 2018
Currently, an exhibition called 'David Bowie Is' is being hosted in the Brooklyn Museum. The exhibition showcases over 400 items collected from his youth as David Jones until his death, which are on loan from the David Bowie Archive. Included in the exhibition are handwritten lyrics, original costumes, diaries and assorted memorabilia.
Additionally, the Soho subway station at Broadway-Lafayette, near Bowie's New York residence, has become a pseduo-shrine to Bowie - and it now offers Metro Cards emblazoned with photographs of a young Bowie.
The New York City Transit Subway Twitter account tweeted, "We’ve printed 250,000 cards, featuring 5 iconic images from the David Bowie exhibit @BrooklynMuseum. Drop by anytime to get yours."