|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||Crescent Street & Fulton Street|
Brooklyn, NY 11208
|Line||BMT Jamaica Line|
BMT Lexington Avenue Line (formerly)
|Services|| J (all times)|
Z (rush hours, peak direction)
|Transit||NYCT Bus: B13|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||May 30, 1893|
|Rank||308 out of 424|
|Next north||Cypress Hills: J |
(Z skips to 75th Street – Elderts Lane)
|Next south||Norwood Avenue: J Z |
(J skips to Cleveland Street)
Crescent Street is a station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Crescent and Fulton Streets in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, it is served by the J train at all times and the Z during rush hours in the peak direction.
This station was renovated in 2007. As part of the station renovation project, the stairs were rehabilitated, the floors were renewed, major structural repairs were made, new canopies were installed, the area around the station booth was reconfigured, the platform edge strips were replaced, walls were replaced, and a high-quality public address system was installed. The renovation cost $8.43 million.
|Westbound||← toward Broad Street (Cleveland Street AM rush, Norwood Avenue other times)|
← AM rush toward Broad Street (Norwood Avenue)
|Eastbound|| toward Jamaica Center (Cypress Hills) → |
PM rush toward Jamaica Center (75th Street–Elderts Lane) →
|1F||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines|
|G||Street level||Exit / entrance|
An artwork called Wheel of Bloom – Soak Up the Sun by Jung Hyang Kim was installed in this station during a 2007 renovation. It consists of stained glass panels on the platform's sign structures showing subway train wheels lit by sunlight.
Between here and Norwood Avenue, there are the remains of a turn off for the former Chestnut Street incline, which led to the parallel Long Island Rail Road line on Atlantic Avenue. This connection was used primarily for joint service between Williamsburg, Brooklyn and later Lower Manhattan and the beach resorts in Rockaway, Queens. A service was also operated to Jamaica, Queens for a time. The joint operation agreement and all through service via the connector was ended after the 1917 summer season. Unused by passenger service since, the ramp was taken down in 1942 for World War II scrap. A tower continued to stand west of the station to control trains using the incline. The tower was taken down sometime after 1970.
A sharp S Curve moves the line from Fulton Street to Jamaica Avenue immediately north of the station. The first turn, from Fulton Street onto Crescent Street, ranks as the sharpest curve in the B Division, and second sharpest in the entire New York City Subway, second only to the City hall loop on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line. From the late-1950s into the 1960s the New York City Transit Authority had a proposal to realign the BMT Jamaica Line from this station (actually from Grant or Nichols Avenues) northeast to 80th Street and Jamaica Avenue, west of the 85th Street station. This would have also included an express track. The realignment was never carried out.
The station's small, single station house is on the extreme eastern end of the platform. It has a turnstile bank, token booth, and a single staircase going to an overpass below the tracks that splits into two staircases going down to either side of Fulton Street between Crescent and Pine Streets.
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