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22 Ingenious Ways to Improve the Subway

Randy Gregory II, a master’s student at the School of Visual Arts, has spent the past few months making New York City’s subway system a little better, piece by piece. So far, these improvements exist only on his Tumblr — where yesterday he posted his 100th and final proposal — but perhaps you’ll encounter them in the real world in the not-so-distant future. Gregory tells Daily Intelligencer that he has met with a “senior member of the MTA” to discuss “the feasibility of some of my ideas.”

To mark the completion of his project, we’ve selected our 22 favorite concepts, from the pipe dreams to the so-simple-it’s-crazy-they-haven’t-done-them-yet.