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Station: 5th Avenue (Broadway Line)

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BMT Broadway Line
N.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · Station: Pacific Street (4th Avenue) · Station: 36th Street (4th Avenue) · Station: 59th Street (4th Avenue) · 8th Avenue · Fort Hamilton Parkway · New Utrecht Avenue · 18th Avenue · 20th Avenue · Bay Parkway (22nd Avenue) · Kings Highway · Avenue U · 86th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue
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Q.GIF Ditmars Boulevard · Astoria Boulevard-Hoyt Avenue · 30th Avenue-Grand Avenue · Broadway · 36th Avenue-Washington Avenue · 39th Avenue-Beebe Avenue · Queensborough Plaza · Lexington Avenue-59th Street · 5th Avenue · 57th Street · 42nd Street-Times Square · 34th Street-Herald Square · 14th Street-Union Square · Canal Street · DeKalb Avenue · Atlantic Avenue · 7th Avenue · Prospect Park · Parkside Avenue · Church Avenue · Beverley Road · Cortelyou Road · Newkirk Plaza · Avenue H · Avenue J · Avenue M · Kings Highway · Avenue U · Neck Road · Sheepshead Bay · Brighton Beach · Ocean Parkway · West 8th Street · Coney Island-Stillwell Avenue


Overview

Opened: 3/11/1920

Two tracks, two side platforms. This station has been totally renovated, and features the standard mosaic tile bands, icons, and name tablets, plus some extra decorative elements in the otherwise plain white wall tile (for instance, see the orange tile columns under the numeral icons in the photos). Mosaics indicating "Queens Trains" and "Brooklyn Trains" are in the 60th Street mezzanine. This mezzanine features a passageway to Fifth Avenue and Central Park and a crossover between directions. This station is skewed on the street grid to shift the line from 59th Street to 60th Street.


Artwork

Urban Oasis, Ann Schaumburger (1997)

The Gates, Christo (2004). Honorary mention; the various "gates" could be seen flanking the station entrances alongside Central Park.

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 5th Avenue

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 5th Avenue

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 5th Avenue

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 5th Avenue
Artwork: Urban Oasis (Ann Schaumburger)

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 5th Avenue
Artwork: Urban Oasis (Ann Schaumburger)

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 5th Avenue
Artwork: Urban Oasis (Ann Schaumburger)

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 5th Avenue
Artwork: Urban Oasis (Ann Schaumburger)

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Photo by: Wayne Whitehorne
Location: 5th Avenue
Artwork: Urban Oasis (Ann Schaumburger)

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: 5th Avenue

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 5th Avenue
Artwork: The Gates ( Christo)

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 5th Avenue
Artwork: Urban Oasis (Ann Schaumburger)

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Photo by: Richard Panse
Location: 5th Avenue
Artwork: Urban Oasis (Ann Schaumburger)

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Photo by: Steffen Petrasch
Location: 5th Avenue

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Photo by: John Barnes
Location: 5th Avenue

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Photo by: Roberto C. Tobar
Location: 5th Avenue


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