Now You Can Buy a David Bowie Subway Metrocard in NYC


Talk about ch-ch-ch-changes. Yesterday afternoon, at the Bleecker Street and Broadway-Lafayette subway station in Manhattan, the MTA gave people the opportunity to purchase exclusive David Bowie metrocards. As part of the final stop of the David Bowie Is exhibition at The Brooklyn Museum, Spotify teamed up with the city to create 250,000 limited edition metrocards that offer five different versions of the Starman: a young suited Bowie, a Ziggy Stardust-era Bowie, an ’80s makeup-clad Bowie, the legendary Ziggy cover with the lightning bolt, and Bowie as the Thin White Duke.



In addition to the metrocards, the MTA also turned the Lafayette station into an immersive tribute to the singer. Along with various portraits throughout the subway station, the city spray-painted a giant image of Ziggy Stardust across a set of beams. The whole thing gives brand new meaning to Station to Station.



Of course, though, New Yorkers love a special. So, we’d be surprised if the metrocards last very long. As of now, however, the MTA says they’re still available.


Never-Before-Seen Footage of Bowie Unveiled in ‘Shot!’ Documentary

A new clip from Shot! The Psycho-Spiritual Mantra of Rock airs today on Rolling Stone, and in it, archival footage of David Bowie, never before available to the public, reveals the music legend lounging casually in his dressing room with his “Spiders from Mars.”

Shot! is the documentary following famed music photographer Mick Rock, who, over the course of his career, captured the likes of not only Bowie but Queen, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, and Pink Floyd. The doc charts Rock’s tight friendships with some of music history’s biggest names, as well as his struggle with substance abuse and dark moments in his childhood.

“I don’t think they felt that I was an outsider,” Rock explains in the video of his subjects. “I was part of the fabric. I was celebrated and I think they all knew that. So I was a natural, organic Joseph Goebbels for the piece in the time. And I came pretty cheap.”

Take a look at Bowie below:

Shot! will arrive in select cinemas April 7, simultaneously being released on Amazon and iTunes.