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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.

128 Franklin St., New York, NY
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.
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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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