Street artists memorialize Aretha Franklin at Manhattan, Brooklyn, subway stations

August 17, 2018 - 3:01 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) --  The Franklin Street subway station in Manhattan and the Franklin Avenue station in Brooklyn have been targeted by street artists seeking to memorialize Aretha Franklin, who died Thursday at age 76.

“Aretha” was written above a Franklin Street sign on the 1 train platform, while stairs in the station were emblazoned with the message, “Aretha makes me feel like a natural woman.”

“Aretha” was also added to signs at the Franklin Avenue station in Manhattan.

The MTA has left the graffiti up for now, saying it has no immediate plans to remove it.