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Station: Fort Hamilton Parkway (West End)

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BMT West End Line
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Overview

Opened: 9/15/1916

Leaving Ninth Avenue station the line ramps up on fill and then elevated structure into 10th Avenue; this is a right angle turn. The line then enters New Utrecht Avenue with a 30ish degree turn. New Utrecht Avenue begins right at the Ninth Avenue station and some city maps show the West End Line sprouting into existence at the very end of New Utrecht Avenue inside the station. On the inside of the first twist of the S-curve is some kind of cement factory. It commonly sends clouds of dust over the line.

Fort Hamilton Parkway station has full windscreen along the platforms. The north exit at 44th Street has only iron maidens and covered up windows. The south exit at 45th Street has a tile mezzanine, crossunder, and heaters. The fare control is of the IND grille type. There does not appear to be an exit to Fort Hamilton Parkway for which the station is named.

From this station and all of the others you get wonderful panoramas of the bedroom districts of Brooklyn. The line skirts low apartment blocks, single houses, movie theaters, shopping strips, automobile services, little parks and playgrounds, and lots and lots of trees.

Artwork

Gardens of Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, Portia Munson, 2012.

Photo Gallery


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Photo by: David Pirmann
Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway

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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway

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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
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Photo by: Fred Guenther
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Location: Fort Hamilton Parkway

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Photo by: Roberto C. Tobar
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Photo by: Zach Summer
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