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Get free N95 masks at MTA stations

Air quality is expected to deteriorate this week due to Canadian wildfires. If you need a mask, you can find one in subway, LIRR, and Metro-North stations.
Updated June 28, 2023 6:00 a.m.

Smoke from Canadian wildfires is once again expected to blanket the New York area this week. You should avoid unnecessary outdoor activity is possible. 

But if you must go outside, you can grab a mask at a number of subway, Long Island Rail Road, and Metro-North stations. Here's the full list: 

Subway stations

  • 149 St-Grand Concourse 
  • Atlantic Avenue-Barclays Ctr 
  • Grand Central-42 St 
  • Fulton Street
  • Penn Station
  • Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer

Long Island Rail Road

  • Grand Central Madison
  • Penn Station
  • Jamaica
  • Moynihan Train Hall
  • Atlantic Terminal

Metro-North Railroad

  • Grand Central Terminal
  • Harlem-125th Street
  • New Rochelle
  • Stamford
  • South Norwalk
  • Bridgeport
  • New Haven
  • Fordham
  • White Plains
  • Croton Harmon
  • Poughkeepsie 

You can check the air quality in your neighborhood via the EPA's AirNow tracker. Learn more about the current health advisory and tips on staying safe.