The MTA announced that a stained glass installation at the Freeman Street subway statio in the South Bronx has been recognized by the Americans for the Arts's Year in Review "as one of the most successful public art projects of the past year." Bronx-born Daniel Hauben created faceted glass scenes--called The El--for the downtown and uptown platforms.

Hauben, who received a proclamation from Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. and was celebrated by the MTA Arts for Transit and Bronx Council on the Arts, told City Room, “It’s not Times Square, it’s the Freeman Street station in the Bronx. Often, when I talk to people about it and show them images, when I tell them where it is, I feel it’s not necessarily likely they’ll make it to that part of the Bronx, which is not on the beaten path for a lot of people. It was certainly wonderful to get this kind of acknowledgment.”

MTA Arts for Transit program brings the visual and performing arts into its subway and railroad stations. You can see various works in the system by clicking here.