New York City Now Offers Subway Service to Hogwarts

If you want to go to the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, you'll have to board the train at Platform 9 3/4. Some prankster decided that New York City's subway system should offer service to Hogwarts, and so put up a sticker for that platform on a sign at the 14th Street Union Square station:

The number is visible on the south side of 14th St., just around the corner from the Regal Cinemas Union Square 14, which shows the seventh installment of the wizard films based on author J.K. Rowling's books, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1," at least 16 times daily.

The charmed sticker is slapped in the slot that featured a "W" until June when that line went out of service. The design mimics standard Metropolitan Transportation Authority signage and at first glance could pass for a relic from the defunct No. 9 line.

It's such a close match, in fact, it might lead wizard fans to suspect an inside job. An MTA spokesperson said the agency had no ties to the subtle Potter promotion. More likely, it was the work of a design savvy fan.

Link via Glenn Reynolds | Photo: Johnson/New York Daily News

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