Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)
|New York City Subway station|
|Address||Washington Avenue & Eastern Parkway|
Brooklyn, NY 11238
|Line||IRT Eastern Parkway Line|
|Services||2 (all times) |
3 (all except late nights)
4 (late nights)
|Platforms||2 side platforms|
|Tracks||4 (2 on each level)|
|Opened||October 10, 1920|
|Accessible||not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned|
|Passengers (2017)||1,530,635 3.4%|
|Rank||301 out of 425|
|Next north||Grand Army Plaza: 2 3 4|
|Next south||Franklin Avenue: 2 3 4|
Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum, it is served by the 2 at all times, the 3 at all times except late nights, and the 4 train during late nights.
The name of the station was originally intended to be "Institute Park". However, the IRT received a petition from Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences to change the name of the station to "Brooklyn Museum" to provide an adequate guide for the station's location. As a result, an order was issued on March 3, 1920, changing the name of the station to "Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum". New signs and tiles had to be installed while the station finish work was already underway.
The Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza, and Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum stations opened on October 9, 1920. Service on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line had been extended from Atlantic Avenue to Utica Avenue in August 1920, but the three stations were not ready to open with the rest of the line. This extension was part of an expansion of the subway system known as the Dual Contracts which built not only IRT lines in Brooklyn but also those for the BMT.
During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Eastern Parkway, along with those at four other stations on the Eastern Parkway Line, were lengthened to 525 feet to accommodate a ten-car train of 51-foot IRT cars.
In 2002, it was announced that Eastern Parkway would be one of ten subway stations citywide to receive renovations.
As part of the 2015–2019 MTA Capital Program, elevators will be added to the platforms and street, which would make the station fully compliant with accessibility guidelines under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. A contract for the elevators' construction was awarded in August 2018, and substantial completion is projected for October 2020.
|B1||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|B2||Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|Northbound local||← toward Wakefield–241st Street (Grand Army Plaza)|
← toward Harlem–148th Street ( toward Woodlawn late nights) (Grand Army Plaza)
|Southbound local||→ toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Franklin Avenue) →|
→ ( late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Franklin Avenue) →
|Side platform, doors will open on the right|
|B3||Northbound express||← do not stop here|
|Southbound express||→ do not stop here →|
There are two local tracks with two side platforms. The express tracks pass underneath the station and are not visible from the platforms. A large mosaic displays Eastern Parkway and Brooklyn Museum. In the eastern mezzanine are architectural ornaments from the Brooklyn Museum collection, installed during the 2003 renovation of the station. The platforms and the eastern mezzanine formerly displayed abstract art paintings created in 1991 by artist Pat Steir, collectively called the Brueghel Series. There is an emergency exit from the express level at the south end of each platform. There is an unused western mezzanine containing turnstiles and a token booth with a door hidden in the tiles; the entrance to this mezzanine has been removed on street level.
The only two exits to this station are from the east mezzanine:
- Eastern Parkway, south side in front of Brooklyn Museum
- Eastern Parkway, north side mall across the street from Brooklyn Museum
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- "MTA Capital Program 2015-2019: Renew. Enhance. Expand" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. October 28, 2015. p. 61. Retrieved October 28, 2015.
- "Funding For Subway Station ADA-Accessibility Approved". www.mta.info. April 26, 2018. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
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- Brooklyn IRT: Map 2, Brooklyn IRT Dual Contracts
- "Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden". Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved October 20, 2017.
- Brooklyn IRT: Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
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|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Eastern Parkway – Brooklyn Museum (IRT Eastern Parkway Line).|
- Brooklyn IRT: Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum (text used with permission)
- Brooklyn IRT: Map 2, Brooklyn IRT Dual Contracts (includes current and former track configurations, and provisions for future connections)
- Brueghel Series Artwork by Pat Steir (1994)
- Historic New York City Architectural Elements Artwork from the Brooklyn Museum of Art Collections
- Station Reporter — 2 Train
- Station Reporter — 3 Train
- The Subway Nut — Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum Pictures
- MTA's Arts For Transit — Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)
- Eastern Parkway entrance from Google Maps Street View
- Lobby from Google Maps Street View
- Platforms from Google Maps Street View