Crescent Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Crescent Street
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New York City Subway rapid transit station
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Station statistics
Address Crescent Street & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Cypress Hills
Coordinates 40°41′01″N 73°52′21″W / 40.683665°N 73.872414°W / 40.683665; -73.872414Coordinates: 40°41′01″N 73°52′21″W / 40.683665°N 73.872414°W / 40.683665; -73.872414
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times (all times)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Connection
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 30, 1893; 122 years ago (1893-05-30)[1]
Traffic
Passengers (2014) 1,583,134[2]Increase 4.9%
Rank 292 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Cypress Hills: J all times
(Z rush hours, peak direction skips to 75th Street – Elderts Lane)
Next south Norwood Avenue: J all except rush hours, peak direction Z rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction 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.

This elevated station, opened on May 30, 1893, has two tracks and one narrow island platform. An arched canopy covers the eastern half (railroad north) of the platform and the station's small, single station house is on this extreme end on the same level. 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.

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.[3] 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.

Station layout[edit]

P
Platform level
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Broad Street (Cleveland Street rush hours, Norwood Avenue other times)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg toward Broad Street rush hours (Norwood Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Cypress Hills)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer rush hours (75th Street – Elderts Lane)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

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