Forgot your headphones? No problem, you won’t need them anymore anyways.
With the help of Circa ’95, the Department of Small Business Services and the Under the Elevated initiative program from the Design Trust for Public Space, you will never wait for the subway without music again- until September 15.
Equipped with seating, solar-powered LED lighting and a 24/7 stream of recorded music from Bronx-based artist, a public art project located in the Bronx, better known as The Boogie Down Booth, was unveiled last week.
Jazz, salsa, hip-hop, rock and mariachi songs are included on the playlist which was created to exemplify the diversity that is the Bronx.
While the booth is there to bring a relatively inactive space to life, the music is also quiet enough so that people who don’t want to listen will not be bothered.
Right now the Booth is located under the 2/5 Train line on the Freeman Street Stop, but there are plans to install two more; one at another site on Southern Boulevard and the other in Melrose, at the site of the Bronx Commons where WHEDco is planning a permanent location for its Bronx Music Heritage Center.
The same people who designed and helped create the Highline Park on West 14th street in New York City were a collab on this project as well.
You can listen to two of Circa ’95’s songs in the booth, and check out more from the duo here.
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