Christopher Street–Sheridan Square (IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line)

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Christopher Street–Sheridan Square
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Downtown local 1 train arriving
Station statistics
Address Christopher Street & Seventh Avenue South
New York, NY 10014
Borough Manhattan
Locale Greenwich Village
Coordinates 40°43′59″N 74°00′11″W / 40.733°N 74.003°W / 40.733; -74.003Coordinates: 40°43′59″N 74°00′11″W / 40.733°N 74.003°W / 40.733; -74.003
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services       1 all times (all times)
      2 late nights (late nights)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: M8, M20
Port Authority Trans-Hudson PATH: JSQ–33, HOB–33, JSQ–33 (via HOB) (at Christopher Street)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4
Other information
Opened July 1, 1918; 98 years ago (1918-07-01)
Wireless service Wi-Fi[1]
Passengers (2015) 3,363,949[2]Decrease 3.3%
Rank 150 out of 422
Station succession
Next north 14th Street: 1 all times 2 late nights
Next south Houston Street: 1 all times 2 late nights

Christopher Street–Sheridan Square is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue South in Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times and the 2 train during late nights.

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward Van Cortlandt Park – 242nd Street (NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward 241st Street late nights) (14th Street)
Northbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg do not stop here
Southbound express NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg do not stop here →
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-1.svg toward South Ferry (NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College late nights) (Houston Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name of the station in mosaics
Artwork depicting the old State Penitentiary at West 10th Street

This underground station, which opened on July 1, 1918, has two side platforms and four tracks. The two center express tracks are used by the 2 and 3 trains during daytime hours.

Both platforms have the standard IRT trim line and name tablets reading "CHRISTOPHER ST. SHERIDAN SQ." in Times New Roman font on two lines. The columns are painted dark green with every other one having a standard black name plate with white lettering. There are also signs directing to New York University.

Each platform has one fare control area at the center containing a turnstile bank and token booth. There is no free transfer between directions, though evidence of sealed-up crossunders is visible at each end of the station. The South Ferry-bound fare control has four street stairs to the diagonal intersection of Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue: two to the northwest corner and two to the southwest one. The Bronx-bound fare control has a single staircase to the island formed by Seventh Avenue, West Fourth Street, and Grove Street.

The 1994 artwork is entitled Greenwich Village Murals by Lee Brozgol and the students of Public School 41. It features twelve mosaic frame panels on the platform walls depicting the history of Greenwich Village. The names of some of these panels include "Bohemians", "Rebels", "Founders", and "Providers".

In 1981, the MTA listed the station among the 69 most deteriorated stations in the subway system.[3]

Nearby points of interest[edit]

The Stonewall National Monument, encompassing Christopher Park and the Stonewall Inn, is across West Fourth Street from the Bronx-bound entrance.

The Hess triangle, a small triangular-shaped plaque in the sidewalk with one 65-centimetre (26 in) side and two 70-centimetre (28 in) sides, is located outside the South Ferry-bound entrance at the southwest corner of Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue South.

In popular culture[edit]

Entrances for downtown

The station can briefly be seen in the backdrop of the music video for David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans".

The 1999 comedy movie Big Daddy includes a scene of Adam Sandler, his character's foster son, and friends outside this station.

The Steely Dan song Pixeleen from the Everything Must Go disc alludes to the subway station.


  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ Gargan, Edward A. (June 11, 1981). "AGENCY LISTS ITS 69 MOST DETERIORATED SUBWAY STATIONS". The New York Times. Retrieved 13 August 2016. 

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