Greenpoint Avenue (IND Crosstown Line)

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Greenpoint Avenue
NYCS-bull-trans-G.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Greenpoint Avenue - Queens Bound Platform.jpg
Queens bound platform
Station statistics
Address Greenpoint Avenue & Manhattan Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11222
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Greenpoint
Coordinates 40°43′49″N 73°57′15″W / 40.730153°N 73.954296°W / 40.730153; -73.954296Coordinates: 40°43′49″N 73°57′15″W / 40.730153°N 73.954296°W / 40.730153; -73.954296
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Crosstown Line
Services       G all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B24, B43, B62
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened August 19, 1933; 83 years ago (1933-08-19)[1]
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Traffic
Passengers (2015) 2,902,723[3]Increase 19.6%
Rank 178 out of 425
Station succession
Next north 21st Street: G all times
Next south Nassau Avenue: G all times

Greenpoint Avenue is a station on the IND Crosstown Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Greenpoint and Manhattan Avenues in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, it is served by the G train at all times.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to 21 St
to Nassau Av
G Street Level Entrances/Exits
M Mezzanine to entrances/exits, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-G.svg toward Church Avenue (Nassau Avenue)
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-G.svg toward Court Square (21st Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Station stairs

This underground station, opened on August 19, 1933,[1] has two tracks and two side platforms.[4] Both platforms have a green trim line on a black border and name tablets reading "GREENPOINT AVE." in white sans serif font on a black background and green border. Directly below the trim line are name captions reading "GREENPT" in white lettering on a black background, shortened due to the length of "GREENPOINT." Directional signs are below the name tablets and green columns run along both platforms at regular intervals with every other one having the standard black name plate in white lettering.[1]

This is the northernmost station on the IND Crosstown Line in Brooklyn. To the north, the line goes under Newtown Creek into Long Island City, Queens.

Exits[edit]

The station's full-time entrance/exit is at the south end, which is the more heavily used of the station's two entry-exit points. The large mezzanine above the platforms and tracks has three staircases to each side with directional mosaics reading "Brooklyn" and "L. I. City and Jamaica" and green columns. Outside the turnstile bank, there is a token booth and three staircases going up to all corners of Manhattan and Greenpoint Avenues except the northeast one.[4][5] G trains, which are about half the length of the 600-foot (180 m) platform, stop near the south end of the station.[4][6]

Both platforms have an unstaffed, same-level fare control area at their north ends. Each side has one exit-only turnstile, one High Entry/Exit Turnstile, and one staircase going up to the south side of India Street and Manhattan Avenue. The one on the Queens-bound side goes up to the southeast corner while the one on the Church Avenue-bound side goes up to the southwest corner.[4][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "TWO SUBWAY UNITS OPEN AT MIDNIGHT; Links in City-Owned System in Queens and Brooklyn to Have 15 Stations.". The New York Times. August 18, 1933. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved April 19, 2016. 
  4. ^ a b c d "Review of the G Line: Appendices" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved October 28, 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Greenpoint" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved November 7, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Review of the G Line" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 10, 2013. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 

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