The Newly Vandalized Masstransiscope

The Newly Vandalized Masstransiscope

Here’s a non-controversial opinion: Masstransiscope, the piece of moving art in the abandoned Myrtle Avenue subway station seen when leaving Dekalb Avenue on the Q or B, is really, really great. Judging by the reaction of millions of riders young and old before me (and the guys in the video above), it’s not rare to love it.

Well, someone thought they could do better. It’s been tagged over. We’d heard about it a few days ago from Brownstoner and now here is the proof in pictures. As you can see, more than one person on the subway thought the graffiti was worth a photo.

Bill Brand, the artist behind Masstransiscope, made a site visit with the MTA Arts for Transit just yesterday, he said by email, “and we’re working on a restoration plan. Hopefully we’ll get back in full operation before too long.”

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