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Station: Borough Hall (East Side Branch) (IRT Brooklyn Line)

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Overview

Opened: 5/1/1908

Transfer here to: BMT Broadway Line

After passing through the Joralemon Street Tunnel, the first station in Brooklyn is in fact Brooklyn's first subway station: Borough Hall (East Side Branch). This station is physically separate from the Borough Hall station serving the West Side IRT branch described above. In the southeast corner of the mezzanine, a plaque commemorating the subway's arrival in Brooklyn is found. The platform and mezzanine walls feature an intricate intertwined "BH" mosaic. Also in the mezzanine is a remnant of New York's Past: a bank teller window which used to be served by a local bank.

Some relatives depths of stations in the Borough Hall complex are as follows (measurements unscientific, +/- 10 feet).

  • IRT (4 & 5 Station, 2 & 3 Manhattan-bound), 15 feet below street
  • IRT (2 & 3 Brooklyn-bound), 30 feet below street
  • BMT (M/N/R) Station, Brooklyn-bound end, 40 feet below street

Artwork

Borough Hall Station, First Subway In Brooklyn, Susan Morrison (2007)

Photo Gallery


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