Washington Heights residents are all too familiar with the dreary 900-foot long tunnel that connects Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue at the 191st Street station. It's a notoriously grim and seemingly interminable corridor, but at long last the city is doing something to try to freshen it up. Today the DOT is revealing a radical new look for the tunnel, having commissioned six artists— Andrea von Bujdoss (aka "Queen Andrea"); Fernando Carlo, Jr. (aka “Cope 2”); Nick Kuszyk; Nelson Rivas (aka “Cekis”); and Jessie Unterhalter and Katey Truhn—to paint murals to make straphangers' commute slightly less soul-crushing.

The murals will be unveiled later today, but here's a sneak peek, from the DOT and the artists themselves:

On an up note @jordankaseyjordankasey is the best!!!

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Wow—and this is what it looked like before:

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Via NYC DOT