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Haberman station

Coordinates: 40°43′33″N 73°55′06″W / 40.725844°N 73.918377°W / 40.725844; -73.918377
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Site of the former station
General information
LocationRust and 50th Streets
Maspeth, Queens, New York
Coordinates40°43′33″N 73°55′06″W / 40.725844°N 73.918377°W / 40.725844; -73.918377
Owned byLong Island Rail Road
Line(s)Montauk Branch
Platforms2 side platforms
OpenedSeptember 1892
ClosedMarch 16, 1998
ElectrifiedAugust 29, 1905
Preceding station Long Island Rail Road Following station
Laurel Hill Montauk Branch Maspeth
toward Montauk

Haberman was a station along the Long Island Rail Road's Lower Montauk Branch that was located at the intersection of Rust Street and 50th Street in Maspeth, Queens.[1] The station is named after the Haberman Steel Enamel Works in Berlin Village.[1]

Haberman opened in September 1892 to serve the Haberman Manufacturing Company;[2] service was furnished by the Long Island City-East New York Rapid Transit trains. There never was a station building.[1] The station still had manual railroad crossing gates and a guard shack as recently as 1973. It was closed on March 16, 1998 along with Penny Bridge, Fresh Pond, Glendale, and Richmond Hill stations;[3] average daily westbound ridership at the station in 1997 was 3.[4] In January 2018, Haberman was one of 8 stations on the Lower Montauk Branch that were considered for reopening in a study sponsored by the New York City Department of Transportation.[4]

On some maps, presumably as a result of error in digitizing a USGS map, Haberman mistakenly appears as the name of a neighborhood, corresponding to an industrialized area of Maspeth bounded by Grand Avenue to the south, 56th Road to the east, the Kosciuszko Bridge to the north, and Newtown Creek to the west.[5] Google Maps removed the name in 2019.[2]


  1. ^ a b c Seyfried, Vincent F. (1966). The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History (pdf via Queens Public Library). Vol. 6: The Golden Age 1881 – 1900. Garden City, New York. p. 266. OCLC 192099519.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: location missing publisher (link)
  2. ^ a b Schultz, Isaac (October 15, 2019). "The Brief, Baffling Life of an Accidental New York Neighborhood". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved September 25, 2023.
  3. ^ Sengupta, Somini (March 15, 1998). "End of the Line for L.I.R.R.'s 10 Loneliest Stops". The New York Times. Retrieved August 7, 2009.
  4. ^ a b AECOM, USA (January 2018). "Lower Montauk Branch Passenger Rail Study" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. Retrieved July 17, 2020.
  5. ^ Sugerman, Mike (November 15, 2019). "Sweet Spot: Unraveling The Mystery Of Haberman, Queens". WCBS 880. Retrieved July 17, 2020.

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