Clark Street (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line)

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Clark Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
Clark Street-Brooklyn Heights.jpg
Station statistics
Address Clark Street & Henry Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Brooklyn Heights
Coordinates 40°41′51″N 73°59′35″W / 40.6974°N 73.9931°W / 40.6974; -73.9931Coordinates: 40°41′51″N 73°59′35″W / 40.6974°N 73.9931°W / 40.6974; -73.9931
Division A (IRT)
Line       IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened April 15, 1919; 96 years ago (1919-04-15)
Former/other names Clark Street – Brooklyn Heights
Passengers (2014) 2,018,876[1]Increase 2.4%
Rank 240 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Wall Street: 2 all times 3 all except late nights
Next south Borough Hall: 2 all times 3 all except late nights

Clark Street is a station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Clark Street and Henry Street in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, it is served by the 2 and 3 trains, the latter of which does not stop here during late night hours.

Clark Street is geographically the westernmost station in Brooklyn on the Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line. It has one island platform and two tracks. Due to the deep-bore tunneling used to construct this part of the line, the station's walls are rounded. On the walls of the platforms are mosaics of sailing ships and large name panels reading Clark Street – Brooklyn Heights.

The platform has two staircases in the center that go up to a passageway, which leads to three elevators. The floor of the passageway contains a 1987 artwork titled Clark Street Passage by Ray Ring and the elevators go up to fare control, which is on the first floor of the now-defunct Hotel St. George. The station is not fully ADA-accessible, since there are no elevators or ramps that lead to the platform. The fare control area contains a small arcade of businesses and two doors that led to the former lobby and checking room of the hotel. The station's two entrances have awnings that read "Hotel St. George."

This is one of three stations accessed by elevators only. The other two—168th Street and 181st Street—are on the same line in Upper Manhattan.

There is supposedly a locked entrance leading directly from the station to the nearby Brooklyn Bridge Park.[2] A 2008 study by Brooklyn Community Board 6 examined the possibility of creating a new entrance to the station from the park; however, it was deemed economically unfeasible.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance, fare control, station agent
(Elevators in station house within Hotel St. George. Note: Platform level is not accessible)
M Mezzanine Lowest level served by elevators, walkway, stairs down to platform
Platform level
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Wakefield – 241st Street (Wall Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward Harlem – 148th Street (Wall Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-2.svg toward Brooklyn College – Flatbush Avenue (Borough Hall)
NYCS-bull-trans-3.svg toward New Lots Avenue (Borough Hall)


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-25. 
  2. ^ Georgia Kral (29 May 2015). "Secrets of Brooklyn Bridge Park". AM New York. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Brooklyn Bridge Park Transportation+Access Study" (PDF). Brooklyn Community Board 6. 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2015. 

Further reading[edit]

External links[edit]

Fare control

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