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Station: Avenue J (Brighton Line)

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BMT Brighton Line station at Avenue J, with R-40M 4493 on "Q". Photo by: Richard Panse, February 2004.

BMT Brighton Line
Manhattan Bridge · Myrtle Avenue
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


Opened: 8/23/1907

Avenue J is a local station with two side platforms alongside four tracks. At the platform level, Avenue J station closely resembles that at Avenue H, except that it has less of the windscreen treatment along the platform edges. A former high turnstile exit on the north end of the downtown platform led to the north side of Avenue J but has been closed for security reasons for many years. A view across the street from the station house reveals the abandoned stairway in a state of poor repair, with old light stanchions and evidence of a removed canopy. The station house here is underneath the tracks (instead of alongside as at Avenue H) and is essentially a tile and brick room directly under the tracks facing directly onto the streets. The tracks over the street form a natural roof for weather protection and a bus-stop shelter. Avenue J was known as "Manhattan Terrace" in the early railroad days. There doesn't seem to be a street of that name remaining but the neighborhood served by Avenue J station is still known in realty circles as Manhattan Terrace.


Bird Laid Bare, Rita MacDonald (2011)

Photo Gallery

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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Avenue J

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Photo by: Joe Testagrose
Location: Avenue J

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Photo by: Neil Feldman
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Photo by: Richard Panse
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Photo by: Christopher Esposito
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Photo by: Doug Grotjahn
Collection of: Joe Testagrose
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Photo by: Ed Davis, Sr.
Collection of: David Pirmann
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Collection of: Joel Shanus
Location: Avenue J

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Photo by: John Dooley
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