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 (2016)||1,617,730 0.6%|
|Rank||294 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 AM 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 PM 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. A tower continued to stand west of the station to control trains using the incline. The tower was taken down sometime after 1970.
A sharp S Curve moves the line from Fulton Street to Jamaica Avenue immediately north of the station. The first turn ranks as the sharpest curve in the B Division, and second sharpest in the entire New York City Subway, second only to the City hall loop on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line.
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. 30 May 1893. p. 10.
- "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
- "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017.
- 1942 image from Brooklyn Public Library, via Herbert Maruska (NYCSubway.org)
- "NYC Minimum Curve Radius". Web Archive. Archived from the original on May 13, 2006. Retrieved July 5, 2017.
- "MTA Neighborhood Maps: East New York" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015.
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