15th Street–Prospect Park (IND Culver Line)

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15th Street–Prospect Park
"F" train "G" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
New York City Subway. 15th on F.jpeg
Station statistics
Address 15th Street & Prospect Park West
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Windsor Terrace, Park Slope
Coordinates 40°39′37.96″N 73°58′47.94″W / 40.6605444°N 73.9799833°W / 40.6605444; -73.9799833Coordinates: 40°39′37.96″N 73°58′47.94″W / 40.6605444°N 73.9799833°W / 40.6605444; -73.9799833
Division B (IND)
Line IND Culver Line
Services       F all times (all times)
      G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B61, B68
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened October 7, 1933; 84 years ago (1933-10-07)
Station code 241[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2016) 1,958,444[3]Decrease 2.6%
Rank 258 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Seventh Avenue: F all times G all times
Next south Fort Hamilton Parkway: F all times G all times

15th Street–Prospect Park Subway Station (IND)
MPS New York City Subway System MPS
NRHP reference # 05000748[4]
Added to NRHP July 27, 2005

15th Street–Prospect Park is a local station on the IND Culver Line of the New York City Subway. Located at 15th Street and Prospect Park West in Windsor Terrace/Park Slope, Brooklyn, it is served by the F and G trains at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 7 Av
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
P
Platform level
Northbound local "F" train toward Jamaica–179th Street (Seventh Avenue)
"G" train toward Court Square (Seventh Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound local "F" train toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (Fort Hamilton Parkway)
"G" train toward Church Avenue (Fort Hamilton Parkway)

This underground station, opened on October 7, 1933, as part of an extension of the Culver Line from Bergen Street to Church Avenue.[5] It was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places on July 27, 2005,[4] It has two tracks and an island platform. The two express tracks of the line run under Prospect Park, and are neither visible from this station nor used in revenue service.

The station and tunnel were constructed about 100 feet (30 m) east of Prospect Park West. Therefore, the station is not located underneath a street, and some portions of the tunnel are directly underneath Prospect Park, while others are between the west side of the park and 10th Avenue.

Both trackside walls have an orange-yellow trim line with a medium brown border with small black and white "15TH ST." signs below it at regular intervals. This tile band is set in a three-high course, a pattern usually reserved for express stations. Large, white brick columns run along both sides of the platform and the mezzanine above at regular intervals with alternating ones having the standard black and white station name plate.

Exits[edit]

The narrow mezzanine is full length and allows out-of-system walking from one end to the other while the area inside fare control does not, having two sections, one considerably smaller than the other. The northern end has four exit stairs, the latter two of which have stone banisters:[6]

  • one to the north side of the Bartel-Pritchard Square between 15th Street and Prospect Park[6]
  • one on the corner of Prospect Park West and Prospect Park Southwest[6]
  • one inside Prospect Park at Prospect Park West[6]
  • one inside Prospect Park at Prospect Park Southwest[6]

The center of the mezzanine has one staircase going up to the north side of 16th Street while the south end has one staircase going up to the north side of Windsor Place near the intersection of Howard Place.[6] Full height turnstiles provide access to/from fare control near these three entrances/exits. The station's only token booth and bank of regular turnstiles is located between the south and center fare control areas. Evidence of at least two former booths exist.

In popular culture[edit]

An F train arriving

Several dream sequences in the film Pi, which take place in an empty generic-looking New York City Subway station, were shot at 15th Street–Prospect Park. In some of the shots, the sign indicating the exit to Bartel-Pritchard Square is visible in the background. The Windsor Pl. entrance is featured next to Melvin's car in the 1998 film "As Good As it Gets".

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b "NPS Focus". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. Retrieved November 6, 2011. 
  5. ^ New York Times, City Subway Extended, October 7, 1933, page 16
  6. ^ a b c d e f "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope/Prospect Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

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