David Bowie Metrocards Almost Make NYC's Subway Worth Taking
As New Yorkers brace for yet another summer of riding the city’s haunted subway, with broken signals, flying cockroaches, and things only seen in Dante’s Inferno, the beloved local transit authority is releasing another set of collectible metrocards to lure us back in—and we have to admit, it’s working.
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David Bowie-branded metrocards are now available to purchase in five different styles featuring the late artist and New Yorker’s image. The cards are part of a collaboration between the MTA and Spotify, and exist to promote a new exhibit, David Bowie Is, at the Brooklyn Museum, showing through July 15.
It’s not the first time the MTA has done collectible metrocards—Barbara Kruger, Supreme, and even Twin Peaks had their moment in 2017—and it probably won’t be the last. The cards are available for $ 6.50 at the Broadway-Lafayette and Bleecker Street stations, which will get you two rides, but as any local will tell you, it might just be faster to walk.