Crescent Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Crescent Street
"J" train "Z" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Crescent J BMT jeh.JPG
Station statistics
Address Crescent Street & Fulton Street
Brooklyn, NY 11208
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Cypress Hills
Coordinates 40°41′01″N 73°52′21″W / 40.683655°N 73.872414°W / 40.683655; -73.872414Coordinates: 40°41′01″N 73°52′21″W / 40.683655°N 73.872414°W / 40.683655; -73.872414
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times (all times)
      Z rush hours, peak direction (rush hours, peak direction)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B13
Structure Elevated
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened May 30, 1893; 124 years ago (1893-05-30)[1]
Station code 087[2]
Passengers (2016) 1,617,730[3]Decrease 0.6%
Rank 294 out of 422
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.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Cypress Hills
to Norwood Av
Platform level
Southbound "J" train toward Broad Street (Cleveland Street rush hours, Norwood Avenue other times)
"Z" train toward Broad Street AM rush hours (Norwood Avenue)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Northbound "J" train toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Cypress Hills)
"Z" train toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer PM rush hours (75th Street – Elderts Lane)
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

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.

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.[4] 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.[5]


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.[6]


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