Morgan Avenue (BMT Canarsie Line)

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Morgan Avenue
New York City Subway rapid transit station
Morgan Avenue BMT 001.JPG
Station statistics
Address Morgan Avenue & Harrison Place
Brooklyn, NY 11237
Borough Brooklyn
Locale East Williamsburg, Bushwick
Coordinates 40°42′23″N 73°55′55″W / 40.706279°N 73.93198°W / 40.706279; -73.93198Coordinates: 40°42′23″N 73°55′55″W / 40.706279°N 73.93198°W / 40.706279; -73.93198
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Canarsie Line
Services       L all times (all times)
Transit connections Bus transport NYCT Bus: B60
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened July 14, 1928; 88 years ago (July 14, 1928)
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[1]
Passengers (2015) 2,453,723[2]Decrease 2.4%
Rank 197 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Montrose Avenue: L all times
Next south Jefferson Street: L all times

Morgan Avenue is a station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Morgan Avenue and Harrison Place in East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, it is served by the L train at all times.


Track layout
to Montrose Av
to Jefferson St

Morgan Avenue opened on July 14, 1928, as part of the final leg of the Canarsie Line. This extension connected Montrose Avenue, which had opened four years earlier, to Broadway Junction, which was the western end of the already-operating elevated line to Canarsie.[3]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound NYCS-bull-trans-L.svg toward Eighth Avenue (Montrose Avenue)
Southbound NYCS-bull-trans-L.svg toward Canarsie–Rockaway Parkway (Jefferson Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right

This station has two tracks and two side platforms. Both platforms have their original BMT style mosaic trim line and name tablets that are predominantly earth tones of brown, tan, orange with white accents.[4] There are "M" tablets for "Morgan" on the trim line at regular intervals and name tablets that have "MORGAN AVE" in Times New Roman font.[4] There are also directional mosaic signs in the same style as the name tablets.[4]

Both platforms have large square columns tiled in white since they are below buildings and not the sidewalk.[4] All of them have name plates reading "MORGAN AVE" in black sans serif lettering on a white mosaic background.[4] The mosaic name plates on the columns are unusual to the subway system, since most of the system's station-pillar name plates are merely plaques.[5]


This station has two entrances/exits.

  • The staffed entrance is at the extreme east (railroad north) end. A long ramp from each platform leads to a waiting area that allows a free transfer between directions. A turnstile bank leads to a mezzanine with a token booth and three street stairs going up to all corners of Morgan Avenue and Harrison Place except the northwest one.[6] This full-time entrance has a station agent booth. One of the stairs features an original BMT design while the other two were renovated later.[5] The entrances serve a mostly industrial area, so they are not heavily used.[5]
  • The station's other entrance/exit is an unstaffed brick station house on ground level on the west side of Bogart Street on the T-intersection of Harrison Place.[5][7] There are two exit-only and one High Entry/Exit turnstiles inside and one staircase to each platform at their east (railroad south) ends.[6] This is also a full-time entrance.[5]

In popular culture[edit]

This station appeared in MF Doom's music video of his 1999 single I Hear Voices as well as the New York City-set scenes of the video game Rock Band.


  1. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved 2016-05-18.
  2. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved 2016-04-19. 
  3. ^ "Last Link of New 14th St-E.D. Subway To Be Opened Today: First Train This Afternoon Will Carry Officials – Citizens to Celebrate". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. July 14, 1928. Retrieved 25 August 2015. 
  4. ^ a b c d e "BMT Canarsie Line: Morgan Avenue". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "MORGAN AVENUE STATION, East Williamsburg - Forgotten New York". Retrieved 2017-02-27. 
  6. ^ a b "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Bushwick" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 20 July 2016. 
  7. ^ "Showing Image 136898". 

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