Thursday, May 14, 2009

Park Place

Park Place was looking lovely the other day as I walked home in the late afternoon sun. I stopped for a shot of the station, thinking that it would have a good bit of history behind it (a WPA product, perhaps?), only to find that it was totally rebuilt in 1998-1999 to look like a vintage station on the old BMT lines. Well done, MTA--it looks just right.

I'd written about the Franklin Avenue Shuttle before, but today's googling turned up a pair of fun facts:

- The Park Place stop on the shuttle is the only shuttle station in the entire NYC system that is never served by another train.

-The tunnel that starts south of the Park Place station on the shuttle line and runs through to the other side of Eastern Parkway is the oldest operation tunnel in the NYC Transit System.

Finally, for a general timeline of NYC Transit History, click here.

1 comment:

  1. I am so happy to have found this blog!

    As a resident just off Franklin Ave. (and right by the Park Place stop) I am so happy to see someone digging into the history, and the present, of this really awesome neighborhood!