High Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)
|Address||High Street & Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
|Line||IND Eighth Avenue Line|
|Services||A (all times)
C (all except late nights)
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||June 24, 1933|
|Former/other names||High Street – Brooklyn Bridge|
|Passengers (2013)||2,441,136 11.1%|
|Rank||194 out of 421|
|Next north||Fulton Street: A C|
|Next south||Jay Street – MetroTech: A C|
High Street is a station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is located at Cadman Plaza East near Red Cross Place in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. Its name comes from older street names; its original location was at a junction of High Street and Washington Street. It is served by the A train at all times and the C train at all times except late nights.
This underground station, opened on June 24, 1933, has two tracks and one island platform. It is the northernmost Brooklyn station for the A and C trains. To the north, the IND Eighth Avenue Line enters the Cranberry Street Tunnel and passes under the East River into Manhattan. As a result, the station was built in a tube design.
There are exits at both ends to the full length mezzanine along with evidence of removed center exits; since this station was built, the area now known as Cadman Plaza was completely rebuilt. Cadman Plaza East was previously called Washington Street. High Street is not directly accessible from the station, as the short one block street is blocked by a parking lot. However, Red Cross Place, which was once a part of High Street, is directly accessible.
The north exit leads to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn Heights and the south exits onto Adams Street, on the border of Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn, adjacent to the central courthouse for the Federal Eastern District of New York.
The tile band at this station is a small "High" printed on the walls in a dark purple color scheme. Escalators connect the fare control area to the platform, presumably due to its depth of 70 feet (20 m) below the surface.
While the line for this station opened on February 1, 1933, when it was extended to Jay Street – Borough Hall, the station remained closed for an additional five months. The trains ran through the station without stopping, because the escalators had not been completed.
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
|B1||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|Escalators, to Exits|
|Northbound||← toward Inwood – 207th Street (Fulton Street)
← toward 168th Street (Fulton Street)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound||→ toward Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park (Jay Street – MetroTech) →
→ toward Euclid Avenue (Jay Street – MetroTech) →
- New York Times, Jobs are Filled on All Subway Links, June 25, 1933, page 8
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-28.
- "'Places' Matter".
- New York Times, Taxpayer's Suit on Subway Heard, June 17, 1933, page 15
- New York Times, City Opens Subway to Brooklyn Today, February 1, 1933, page 19
- nycsubway.org—IND 8th Avenue: High Street/Brooklyn Bridge
- Station Reporter — A Lefferts
- Station Reporter — A Rockaway
- Station Reporter — C Train
- The Subway Nut — High Street – Brooklyn Bridge Pictures
- Adams Street, west of Brooklyn Bridge Approach entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Adams Street, east of Brooklyn Bridge Approach entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Old Fulton Street entrance from Google Maps Street View