Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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 Eastern Parkway–
 Brooklyn Museum
 "2" train​​"3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum IRT Eastern Parkway 7.JPG
Manhattan-bound platform
Station statistics
AddressWashington Avenue & Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleProspect Heights
Coordinates40°40′18″N 73°57′46″W / 40.671622°N 73.96275°W / 40.671622; -73.96275Coordinates: 40°40′18″N 73°57′46″W / 40.671622°N 73.96275°W / 40.671622; -73.96275
DivisionA (IRT)
LineIRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services      2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights (late nights)
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4 (2 on each level)
Other information
OpenedOctober 10, 1920; 98 years ago (1920-10-10)
Station code341[1]
Accessiblenot ADA-accessible; currently undergoing renovations for ADA access
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2017)1,530,635[3]Decrease 3.4%
Rank301 out of 425
Station succession
Next northGrand Army Plaza: 2 all times3 all except late nights4 late nights
Next southFranklin Avenue: 2 all times3 all except late nights4 late nights

Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum, it is served by the 2 at all times, the 3 at all times except late nights, and the 4 train during late nights.

History[edit]

Track layout

The name of the station was originally intended to be "Institute Park". However, the IRT received a petition from Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences to change the name of the station to "Brooklyn Museum" to provide an adequate guide for the station's location. As a result, an order was issued on March 3, 1920, changing the name of the station to "Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum".[4] New signs and tiles had to be installed while the station finish work was already underway.[5]

The Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum stations opened on October 9, 1920.[6] Service on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line had been extended from Atlantic Avenue to Utica Avenue in August 1920,[7] but the three stations were not ready to open with the rest of the line.[6] This extension was part of an expansion of the subway system known as the Dual Contracts which built not only IRT lines in Brooklyn but also those for the BMT.[6][8]

During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Eastern Parkway, along with those at four other stations on the Eastern Parkway Line, were lengthened to 525 feet to accommodate a ten-car train of 51-foot IRT cars.[9]

In 2002, it was announced that Eastern Parkway would be one of ten subway stations citywide to receive renovations.[10]

As part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program, elevators will be added to the platforms and street, which would make the station fully compliant with accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.[11][12][13] A contract for the elevators' construction was awarded in August 2018, and substantial completion is projected for October 2020.[14]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (Grand Army Plaza)
"3" train toward Harlem–148th Street ("4" train toward Woodlawn late nights) (Grand Army Plaza)
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Franklin Avenue)
"3" train ("4" train late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Franklin Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Northbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here
Southbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here →

There are two local tracks with two side platforms. The express tracks pass underneath the station and are not visible from the platforms.[15] A large mosaic displays Eastern Parkway and Brooklyn Museum. In the eastern mezzanine are architectural ornaments from the Brooklyn Museum collection, installed during the 2003 renovation of the station.[16] The platforms and the eastern mezzanine formerly displayed abstract art paintings created in 1991 by artist Pat Steir, collectively called the Brueghel Series.[17] There is an emergency exit from the express level at the south end of each platform. There is an unused western mezzanine containing turnstiles and a token booth with a door hidden in the tiles; the entrance to this mezzanine has been removed on street level.

Exits[edit]

The only two exits to this station are from the east mezzanine:[18]

  • Eastern Parkway, south side in front of Brooklyn Museum
  • Eastern Parkway, north side mall across the street from Brooklyn Museum

Image gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018.
  4. ^ "Station Name Changed After Public Hearing" (PDF). The Brooklyn Standard Union. March 4, 1920. p. 11. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via fultonhistory.com.
  5. ^ Commission, New York (State) Transit (1922). Annual Report ... J.B. Lyon Company. p. 131.
  6. ^ a b c "Subway Stations Opened: Last Three in Eastern Parkway Branch of I.R.T. Put Into Service" (PDF). New York Times. October 11, 1920. Retrieved December 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "More Interborough Service for Brooklyn 2 New Lines". pudl.princeton.edu. Interborough Rapid Transit Company. August 23, 1920. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  8. ^ "IRT Brooklyn Line Opened 90 Years Ago". New York Division Bulletin. New York Division, Electric Railroaders' Association. 53 (9). September 2010. Retrieved August 31, 2016 – via Issuu.
  9. ^ Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965.
  10. ^ "Renovation Is Set for 10 Subway Stations". NY Daily News. June 11, 2002. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  11. ^ "MTA Capital Program 2015-2019: Renew. Enhance. Expand" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 28, 2015. p. 61. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
  12. ^ "Funding For Subway Station ADA-Accessibility Approved". www.mta.info. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  13. ^ "MTA 2017 Preliminary Budget July Financial Plan 2017 –2020 Volume 2" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 2016. Retrieved August 6, 2016.
  14. ^ "Capital Program Oversight Committee Meeting November 2018" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. November 13, 2018. p. 90. Retrieved November 10, 2018.
  15. ^ Brooklyn IRT: Map 2, Brooklyn IRT Dual Contracts
  16. ^ "Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden". Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
  17. ^ Brooklyn IRT: Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
  18. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope/Prospect Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015.

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