Sterling Street (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line)

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Sterling Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Subway entrance sterling snow 20131214.jpg
Western entrance to the station
Station statistics
Address Sterling Street & Nostrand Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11225
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Prospect Lefferts Gardens
Coordinates 40°39′47″N 73°57′03″W / 40.663061°N 73.950863°W / 40.663061; -73.950863Coordinates: 40°39′47″N 73°57′03″W / 40.663061°N 73.950863°W / 40.663061; -73.950863
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Nostrand Avenue Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m. (weekdays until 8:45 p.m.)
Connection NYCT Bus: B43, B44, B44SBS @ Empire Blvd. Southbound
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 23, 1920; 94 years ago (August 23, 1920)
Passengers (2013) 1,866,122[1] Increase 3.5%
Rank 250 out of 421
Station succession
Next north President Street: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.
Next south Winthrop Street: 2 all times 5 weekdays until 8:45 p.m.

Sterling Street is a station on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located in Prospect Lefferts Gardens, Brooklyn at the intersection of Sterling Street and Nostrand Avenue, it is served by the 2 train at all times and the 5 train on weekdays.

This underground station, opened on August 23, 1920, has two tracks and two side platforms. The platforms have their original 1920s Dual Contracts era tiling. The name tablets have "STERLING ST." in white letters on a brown background with a blue and brown border. The tile's trim line consists of light brown coloring with a border composed of a mix of dark blue and brown coloring. An intermediate line of green runs between these two borders.

The platforms are offset at the north end, where they were extended in the 1950s and tiling from that time period was installed. The name tablets here run at regular intervals and have "STERLING STREET" in white letters on a brown background. Both platforms and the mezzanine have light blue I-beam columns at regular intervals.

The station's only entrance/exit is a small mezzanine above the platforms towards the northern end. Inside fare control, it has two staircases going down to each platform, a newsstand, and a turnstile bank. Outside fare control, it has token booth and two street staircases leading up to either northern corners of Nostrand Avenue and Sterling Street. The mezzanine walls have four different large frames of drawings and paintings. It is not known who the author or what the name of this artwork is.

This is the only other station (with two side platforms) on the IRT Nostrand Avenue Line that allows a free transfer between directions (besides Flatbush Avenue). All stations to the south have their fare control areas on platform level, including Flatbush Avenue.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS 2 toward Wakefield – 241st Street, NYCS 5 toward Dyre Avenue (weekdays) or Nereid Avenue (PM rush) (President Street)
Southbound NYCS 2 NYCS 5(weekdays) toward Flatbush Avenue – Brooklyn College (Winthrop Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2014-03-25. 

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