Photo by Kathryn Yu

The West 4th Street newsstand was recently removed, and check out what it revealed: this old MTA sign. Eagle-eyed photographer Kathryn Yu spotted it last night. The sign reads: 8th Avenue Independent Subway Station, which opened in 1932 as the first line of the Independent Subway System.

We've contacted the MTA to see if they'd consider leaving the ol' gal up—after all, when the tiled mosaic was unearthed at the 59th Street-Columbus Circle station they told us they were "well aware of the historical significance... and we are working on a design for a window in the wall so this treasure can be shared with the public at some future date.”