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Station: 81st Street-Museum of Natural History (8th Avenue)

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Overview

Opened: 9/10/1932

This station has recently undergone renovation, and, as a result, is the only 8th Avenue local station so far to have tile bands. These are midnight blue with a black border, which matches the original tablets (these have been retained and restored, along with the black "81"s) - the upper level's tile band is wider and lower than the lower level's. New lighting has also been installed. Fare control is at either end of the station, and the south exit has direct access to the Museum.

At the south end there is direct access into the museum. The exit to the street here is consistently called '77th Street' on direction signs, but it's actually at 79th Street. It sits directly under the statue of Teddy Roosevelt on the monumental entry of the Museum. The long ramp to the street merely gets the rider out from under the horse, the broad stairs, and carriage road of this entry. When you get to the street you are about at 78th Street, not 77th Street.


Artwork

For Want of a Nail, MTA Arts for Transit (1999)

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History

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Photo by: Peggy Darlington
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: Peggy Darlington
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: Peggy Darlington
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: Robbie Rosenfeld
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: David of Broadway
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: David of Broadway
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: Phillip Lee
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: Paul P.
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History

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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History

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Photo by: Peter Ehrlich
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History

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Photo by: Denise Delaney
Collection of: Bill Barton
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History
Artwork: For Want of a Nail ( MTA Arts for Transit)

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Photo by: Fran Rogers
Location: 81st Street/Museum of Natural History


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