High Street (IND Eighth Avenue Line)

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High Street
NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg
New York City Subway rapid transit station
High Street-Brooklyn Bridge.jpg
Station statistics
Address High Street & Cadman Plaza East
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Brooklyn Heights
Coordinates 40°41′57″N 73°59′24″W / 40.699129°N 73.989862°W / 40.699129; -73.989862Coordinates: 40°41′57″N 73°59′24″W / 40.699129°N 73.989862°W / 40.699129; -73.989862
Division B (IND)
Line       IND Eighth Avenue Line
Services       A all times (all times)
      C all except late nights (all except late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 1 island platform
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened June 24, 1933; 82 years ago (1933-06-24)[1]
Former/other names High Street – Brooklyn Bridge
Passengers (2014) 2,687,244[2]Increase 10.1%
Rank 184 out of 421
Station succession
Next north Fulton Street: A all times C all except late nights
Next south Jay Street – MetroTech: A all times C all except late nights

High Street, also signed as High Street – Brooklyn Bridge, is a station on the IND Eighth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. It is located at Cadman Plaza East near Red Cross Place in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn. Its name comes from older street names; its original location was at a junction of High Street and Washington Street. It is served by the A train at all times and the C train at all times except late nights.

This underground station, opened on June 24, 1933, has two tracks and one island platform. It is the northernmost Brooklyn station for the A and C trains. To the north, the IND Eighth Avenue Line enters the Cranberry Street Tunnel and passes under the East River into Manhattan. As a result, the station was built in a tube design.

There are exits at both ends to the full length mezzanine along with evidence of removed center exits; since this station was built, the area now known as Cadman Plaza was completely rebuilt. Cadman Plaza East was previously called Washington Street. High Street is not directly accessible from the station, as the short one block street is blocked by a parking lot. However, Red Cross Place, which was once a part of High Street, is directly accessible.[3]

The north exit leads to Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn Heights and the south exits onto Adams Street, on the border of Brooklyn Heights, DUMBO and Downtown Brooklyn, adjacent to the central courthouse for the Federal Eastern District of New York.

The tile band at this station is a small "High" printed on the walls in a dark purple color scheme. Escalators connect the fare control area to the platform, presumably due to its depth of 70 feet (20 m) below the surface.[4]

While the line for this station opened on February 1, 1933, when it was extended to Jay Street – Borough Hall, the station remained closed for an additional five months. The trains ran through the station without stopping, because the escalators had not been completed.[5]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Escalators, to Exits
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Inwood – 207th Street (Fulton Street)
NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward 168th Street (Fulton Street)
Island platform, doors will open on the left
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-A.svg toward Lefferts Boulevard, Far Rockaway, or Rockaway Park (Jay Street – MetroTech)
NYCS-bull-trans-C.svg toward Euclid Avenue (Jay Street – MetroTech)


  1. ^ New York Times, Jobs are Filled on All Subway Links, June 25, 1933, page 8
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2015-04-28. 
  3. ^ "'Places' Matter". 
  4. ^ New York Times, Taxpayer's Suit on Subway Heard, June 17, 1933, page 15
  5. ^ New York Times, City Opens Subway to Brooklyn Today, February 1, 1933, page 19

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