New York, New York: Respect Subway Stop

The word "Respect" has been permanently tiled into the walls of Manhattan's Franklin Street subway platform, as a tribute to the singer/performer Aretha Franklin.

Address:
128 Franklin St., New York, NY
Directions:
In Lower Manhattan, in the Tribeca neighborhood. Subway entrance is on the north side of Franklin St. at its intersection with W. Broadway and Varick St.
Admission:
Subway fare.
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Franklin Street: Respect.

Franklin 1 Train Subway Stop

Soon after Aretha Franklin's passing, the Franklin Street subway stop on the 1 Train was renamed "Respect." At first I thought it was graffiti artist, but then I noticed the MTA logo in the corner. I thought it was temporary, but it's been up over two years since she passed away and is permanent. It is a loving, living tribute to a genius!

[Gary Spino, 05/18/2021]

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