This photo was taken inside the Union Square subway station on a slow speed shutter setting to capture the contrast between moving and stationary objects.
According to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), the NYC subway system is one of the oldest and most extensive public transportation systems in the world. The first underground line began in 1904 and today, it has 468 stations and over 656 miles of tracks. The longest ride stretches over 31 miles from the Bronx (207th Street) to Brooklyn (Far Rockaway) on the A Line. Average ridership per day is approximately 5 million people. Most people use the subway to commute to and from work, or to wherever they are going.