(4)(5)(6) IRT Lexington Ave Line

Brooklyn (4)(5) IRT Eastern Pkwy Line Atlantic Ave-Barclays Center (2)(3)(4)(5) The Interborough Rapid Transit (IRT) Atlantic Ave station was the southern terminus of the first ever extension to the New York City Subway. This extension, called Contract 2, was one of the most important events in the history of the subway. The history of ContractContinue reading “(4)(5)(6) IRT Lexington Ave Line”

(1)(2)(3) IRT Broadway-7th Ave Line

Brooklyn (2) IRT Nostrand Ave Line Flatbush Ave-Brooklyn College (2)(5) The Nostrand Ave Line was built in 1920, but what exists today was never meant to be the whole line. It was built as part of the Dual Contracts, the period of most rapid expansion to the subway, when the city signed a number ofContinue reading “(1)(2)(3) IRT Broadway-7th Ave Line”

(N)(Q)(R)(W) BMT Broadway Line

(N) Sea Beach Line New Utrecht Ave (N) The (N) follows the route of the historic New York & Sea Beach Railroad, a Brooklyn excursion railroad. For much of it’s history as a destination, Coney Island was well outside of the New York and Brooklyn city limits (two different cities until 1898) and was primarilyContinue reading “(N)(Q)(R)(W) BMT Broadway Line”