Navy Street station

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 Navy Street
 
Former New York City Subway station
Station statistics
AddressMyrtle Avenue and Navy Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
BoroughBrooklyn
LocaleFort Greene
Coordinates40°41′37″N 73°58′45″W / 40.693509°N 73.979176°W / 40.693509; -73.979176Coordinates: 40°41′37″N 73°58′45″W / 40.693509°N 73.979176°W / 40.693509; -73.979176
DivisionB (BMT)
ServicesBMT Myrtle Avenue Line
BMT Lexington Avenue Line
StructureElevated
Platforms1 island platform
Tracks2
Other information
OpenedApril 10, 1888; 131 years ago (April 10, 1888)
Closed1950; 69 years ago (1950) (Lexington Avenue)
October 4, 1969; 50 years ago (October 4, 1969) (Myrtle Avenue)
Station succession
Next westBridge–Jay Streets
Next eastVanderbilt Avenue

Navy Street was a station on the demolished BMT Myrtle Avenue Line. It had 2 tracks and 1 island platform. The station was originally built on April 10, 1888 for the Myrtle Avenue Elevated trains, but also served Lexington Avenue Elevated trains by 1891. A segment of the Lexington Avenue Line once turned north from here onto Hudson Avenue and York Street on its way to the Fulton Ferry until 1904, when Lexington and Fifth Avenue trains were redirected along Myrtle Avenue west of this station. It closed on October 4, 1969, after a fire on the elevated structure. The next stop to the north was Vanderbilt Avenue. The next stop to the south was Bridge–Jay Streets.

References[edit]

  • "Navy Street (BMT Myrtle)". nycsubway.org. Retrieved 2009-01-25.
  • Last Days of the Myrtle Avenue El (Forgotten New York.com)
  • Park Ave El; 1885-1891 (The Joe KorNer)