Times Plaza is the historical name for the intersection of Flatbush Avenue, Fourth Avenue, and Atlantic Avenue in the New York City Borough of Brooklyn. The area came to be called Times Plaza for the nearby offices of the Brooklyn Daily Times. The United States Postal Service office located at 542 Atlantic Avenue is still called the Times Plaza Station.
Points of interest
- The Times Plaza Control House, or headhouse was the original entrance to the subway, when it was built in 1908 by Heins & LaFarge. Its location on the triangular island at the center of the intersection proved inconvenient as traffic increased on the three major streets that surround it, so other entrances were created. It now serves as a skylight for the Atlantic Avenue – Barclays Center subway station (2 3 4 5 B Q D N R W trains).
- The Williamsburgh Savings Bank Tower at 1 Hanson Place is a Brooklyn landmark, and sits just at the north side of Times Plaza.
- The Atlantic Terminal of the Long Island Rail Road
- The Atlantic Terminal Mall
- The site of the Pacific Park (formerly Atlantic Yards) development project
- An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn By Francis Morrone, James Iska, pg. 334