Crescent Street (BMT Jamaica Line)
|New York City Subway rapid transit station|
|Address||Crescent Street & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
|Line||BMT Jamaica Line|
|Services||J (all times)
Z (rush hours, peak direction)
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: B13|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||May 30, 1893|
|Passengers (2015)||1,626,727 2.8%|
|Rank||295 out of 422|
|Next north||Cypress Hills: J
(Z skips to 75th Street – Elderts Lane)
|Next south||Norwood Avenue: J Z
(J skips to Cleveland Street)
Crescent Street is a station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Crescent and Fulton Streets in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, it is served by the J train at all times and the Z during rush hours in the peak direction.
|Southbound||← toward Broad Street (Cleveland Street rush hours, Norwood Avenue other times)
← toward Broad Street rush hours (Norwood Avenue)
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Northbound||→ toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Cypress Hills) →
→ toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer rush hours (75th Street – Elderts Lane) →
|M||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|G||Street Level||Exit/ Entrance|
An artwork called Wheel of Bloom – Soak Up the Sun by Jung Hyang Kim was installed in this station during a 2007 renovation. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform's sign structures showing subway train wheels lit by sunlight.
Between here and Norwood Avenue, there are the remains of a turn off for the former Chestnut Street Incline, which led to the parallel Long Island Rail Road line on Atlantic Avenue. This connection was used primarily for joint service between Williamsburg, Brooklyn and later Lower Manhattan and the beach resorts in Rockaway, Queens. A service was also operated to Jamaica, Queens for a time. The joint operation agreement and all through service via the connector was ended after the 1917 summer season. Unused by passenger service since, the ramp was taken down in 1942 for World War II scrap.
The tower that existed west of this station and controlled the incline to and from the LIRR stood until the 1970s.
The station's small, single station house is on the extreme eastern end of the platform. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and a single staircase going to an overpass below the tracks that splits into two staircases going down to either side of Fulton Street between Crescent and Pine Streets.
- "Trains Running This Morning". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. May 30, 1893. p. 10.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Archived from the original on 2014-03-14. Retrieved 2016-04-19.
- 1942 image from Brooklyn Public Library, via Herbert Maruska (NYCSubway.org)
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
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