New York, New York: Grate Sound Art - Times Square Team Field Report

W. 46th St., New York, NY
On the north side of Times Square in midtown Manhattan. On the south side of 46th St., on the north end of the triangular traffic island between Broadway and Seventh Ave. By subway: 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W, or S to Times Square.
Always audible. Local health policies may affect hours and access.
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Sound art from the grate.

Grate Sound Art - Times Square

Listen to the subway grates beneath Times Square and you will hear... aural Art! Report... [09/27/2010]

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Grate Sound Art.

Grate Sound Art - Times Square

The Times Square grate is a very popular spot to stand for photos.

[Shaelyn, 11/11/2013]
Grate Sound Art - Times Square

A sign explaining Neuhaus's art installation in Times Square is located inside the Times Square Museum at 1560 Broadway (between 46th and 47th), on the right-hand side at the end of the lobby. Here is an extract from the plaque: "Many who pass through the work will dismiss it as a mechanical sound from below ground. For those who find and accept the sound's anomaly, however, this island becomes a different place, separate but including its surrounding. Given the absence of any indication at the site that this invention has been deliberately made, people are able to claim Neuhaus's work as a place of their own discovering."

[Jerome Strauss, 04/18/2012]

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