New Lots Avenue (BMT Canarsie Line)

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New Lots Avenue
"L" train
New York City Subway rapid transit station
New Lots Av BMT jeh.JPG
Southbound platform
Station statistics
Address New Lots Avenue & Van Sinderen Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11207
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Brownsville
Coordinates 40°39′32″N 73°53′58″W / 40.659025°N 73.899364°W / 40.659025; -73.899364Coordinates: 40°39′32″N 73°53′58″W / 40.659025°N 73.899364°W / 40.659025; -73.899364
Division B (BMT)
Line       BMT Canarsie Line
Services       L all times (all times)
Transit connections 20 airtransportation.svg Bus transport NYCT Bus: B15 to JFK Airport
Structure Elevated
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 2
Other information
Opened December 28, 1906; 110 years ago (December 28, 1906)
Passengers (2016) 1,645,273[1]Increase 3.1%
Rank 289 out of 422
Station succession
Next north Livonia Avenue: L all times
Next south East 105th Street: L all times

New Lots Avenue is an elevated station on the BMT Canarsie Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of New Lots and Van Sinderen Avenues in Brownsville, Brooklyn,[2] it is served by the L train at all times.[3]

Station layout[edit]

Track layout
to Livonia Av
to E 105 St
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound "L" train toward Eighth Avenue (Livonia Avenue)
Southbound "L" train toward Canarsie–Rockaway Parkway (East 105th Street)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines
G Street Level Exit/ Entrance
The station entrance beneath the bridge for the tracks.

This elevated station, opened on December 28, 1906, has two tracks and two offset side platforms.[4] The platforms have windscreens and canopies at their centers and woven-wire fences with dark gray steel frames at either ends.

This station was renovated in 2006–2007, which included new platform edges with yellow tactile warning strips, beige windscreens and red canopies (both with green frames), and installation of an artwork called 16 Windows by Eugene Tung.[5]

The artwork features eight stained glass windows on each platform windscreen. The ones on the Manhattan-bound platform depict people doing morning activities like eating breakfast and tooth brushing while those on the Canarsie-bound platform depict people doing evening activities like eating dinner and getting ready for bed. This coincides with normal peak direction rush hour service in the subway as most people board trains on the northbound platform going to Manhattan in the morning and disembark from trains on the southbound platform coming from Manhattan in the evening.

To the south, the Canarsie Line becomes an open cut to East 105th Street and Canarsie – Rockaway Parkway. To the north, it becomes an elevated structure to Livonia Avenue until Broadway Junction.


The station's only entrance is via a ground-level station house beneath the tracks on the southwest corner of Van Sinderen and New Lots Avenues.[6][2] Inside is a token booth, turnstile bank, and two staircases to the Canarsie-bound platform and one to the Manhattan-bound one, all at their centers.


  1. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2011–2016". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. May 31, 2017. Retrieved June 1, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Neighborhood Map Brownsville Ocean Hill East New York Remsen Village" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved October 2, 2016. 
  3. ^ "L Subway Timetable, Effective November 7, 2016" (PDF). New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved December 28, 2016. 
  4. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books. 
  5. ^ "MTA - Arts & Design | NYCT Permanent Art". Retrieved 2016-10-02. 
  6. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Brownsville" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved 19 July 2015. 

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