Halsey Street (BMT Jamaica Line)

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For the station actually at Halsey Street & Wyckoff Avenue, see Halsey Street (BMT Canarsie Line).
Halsey Street
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Halsey J BMT platform jeh.JPG
Northbound platform
Station statistics
Address Halsey Street & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Coordinates 40°41′08″N 73°54′56″W / 40.685682°N 73.915458°W / 40.685682; -73.915458Coordinates: 40°41′08″N 73°54′56″W / 40.685682°N 73.915458°W / 40.685682; -73.915458
Division B (BMT)
Line BMT Jamaica Line
Services       J all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B7, B26, Q24
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
Opened August 19, 1885; 131 years ago (1885-08-19)[1]
Passengers (2015) 2,083,683[2]Increase 5.8%
Rank 240 out of 425
Station succession
Preceding station   MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway   Following station
toward Broad Street
BMT Jamaica Line
(express & skip-stop)
J rush hours, peak direction
(Skip-stop service)
toward Broad Street
BMT Jamaica Line
J all times except weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., peak direction

Halsey Street is a skip-stop station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Halsey Street and Broadway at the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick, Brooklyn, it is served at all times by the J train while the Z bypasses this station when it operates.

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Chauncey St
to Gates Av
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Broad Street (Kosciuszko Street AM rush hours, Gates Avenue other times)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg does not stop here
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local NYCS-bull-trans-J.svg toward Jamaica Center – Parsons/Archer (Broadway Junction PM rush hours, Chauncey Street other times)
NYCS-bull-trans-Z.svg does not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance

This elevated station, opened on August 19, 1885, has two side platforms and three tracks; the center express track is not used in regular service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and green canopies and support columns with red roofs along the entire length except for a small section at either ends, where they have high mesh fences instead. The station signs are in the black name plates in white Helvetica lettering.

The 2008 artwork here is called SOL'SCRYPT by SOL'SAX. It consists of glass mosaic panels on the platform windscreens and station house depicting various images of African-American heritage.


This station has one active, elevated station house below the platforms and tracks at the southeast end. A staircase from each platform goes down to a balcony that leads inside to a waiting area/crossunder, where a turnstile bank provides access to and from the station. Outside fare control, there is a token booth and two staircases going down to the northern and western corners of Broadway and Halsey Street. Both balconies have an exit-only turnstile that allows passengers to exit without having to go through the station house.[3]

There is another now-closed station house at the northwest end of the station with its staircases intact. They go down to the southern and western corners of Broadway at Jefferson Avenue. This entrance was closed in the 1980s due to high crime.[4][5]


  1. ^ "Halsey Street Station Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. August 19, 1885. p. 4. 
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ocean Hill" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016. 
  4. ^ Harshbarger, Rebecca; De La Hoz, Felipe (October 12, 2015). "Williamsburg, Bushwick subway entrances sealed despite ridership spike". AM New York. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 
  5. ^ "Closed subway entrances". WNYC (AM). October 31, 2015. Retrieved 4 July 2016. 

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