NYC MTA Dumps Subway Cars In Ocean

For over a decade, the City of New York has disposed of thousands of old subway cars by tossing them into the Atlantic Ocean. The "Artificial Reefs Program," as it is known, is considered by the city as an environmentally friendly method of disposal.

Photographer Stephen Mallon 's photos capturing the New York MTA's "Artificial Reef Program" are posted at FastCompany.com.

"The program creates habitats for marine life from Georgia to Jersey and gives New York's aging subway cars a vibrant (and free!) retirement home," writes Suzanne Labarre.

Full Story: Surreal Photos of Subway Cars Being Thrown Into the Ocean [Slideshow

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