59th Street was a local station on the demolished IRT Third Avenue Line. It was built on September 16, 1878, and had two levels. The lower level was served by local trains and had two tracks and two side platforms. It was built first. The upper level was built as part of the Dual Contracts and had one track for express trains. Due to its location along the east side of the headquarters for Bloomingdale's, the station was also known as "Bloomingdale's Station." The next stop to the north was 67th Street. The next stop to the south was 53rd Street. The station closed on May 12, 1955.