Haberman station

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Haberman Station.jpg
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; -73.918377Coordinates: 40°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
ElectrifiedAugust 29, 1905
Preceding station MTA NYC logo.svg Long Island Rail Road Following station
Laurel Hill Montauk Branch Maspeth
towards 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 as a station for the convenience of workmen in September 1892; 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;[2] average daily westbound ridership at the station in 1997 was 3.[3] In January 2018, Haberman was one of 8 stations on the Lower Montauk Branch that were recommended for reopening in a study sponsored by the New York City Department of Transportation.[3]

On some maps Haberman mistakenly appears as the name of a neighborhood.[4]


  1. ^ a b c Seyfried, Vincent F. (1966). The Long Island Rail Road: A Comprehensive History. Vol. 6: The Golden Age 1881 – 1900. Garden City, New York. p. 266. OCLC 192099519 – via Queens Public Library.
  2. ^ Sengupta, Somini (March 15, 1998). "End of the Line for L.I.R.R.'s 10 Loneliest Stops". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-08-07.
  3. ^ a b AECOM, USA (January 2018). "Lower Montauk Branch Passenger Rail Study" (PDF). New York City Department of Transportation. Retrieved 2020-07-17.
  4. ^ Sugerman, Mike (November 15, 2019). "Sweet Spot: Unraveling The Mystery Of Haberman, Queens". WCBS 880. Retrieved 2020-07-17.

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