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Halsey Street station (BMT Jamaica Line)

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Halsey Street is a local station on the BMT Jamaica Line of the New York City Subway. Located at Halsey Street and Broadway at the border of Bedford-Stuyvesant and Bushwick, Brooklyn, it is served by the J train at all times. The Z train skips this station when it operates.

 Halsey Street
 "J" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
Halsey Street J platforms vc.jpg
Station platforms
Station statistics
AddressHalsey Street & Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
LocaleBedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick
Coordinates40°41′08″N 73°54′56″W / 40.685682°N 73.915458°W / 40.685682; -73.915458Coordinates: 40°41′08″N 73°54′56″W / 40.685682°N 73.915458°W / 40.685682; -73.915458
DivisionB (BMT)
LineBMT Jamaica Line
Services      J all times (all times)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: B7, B26, Q24
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks3 (2 in regular service)
Other information
OpenedAugust 19, 1885; 134 years ago (1885-08-19)[1]
Station code094[2]
Passengers (2018)2,059,030[3]Decrease 3.4%
Rank227 out of 424
Station succession
Next eastChauncey Street: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to Broadway Junction)
Next westGates Avenue: J all except rush hours, peak direction
(J rush hours, peak direction skips to Kosciuszko Street)

Station layoutEdit

Track layout
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Southbound local   toward Broad Street (Kosciuszko Street AM rush hours, Gates Avenue other times)
  does not stop here
Peak-direction express No regular service
Northbound local   toward Jamaica Center–Parsons/Archer (Broadway Junction PM rush hours, Chauncey Street other times)
  does not stop here →
Side platform, doors will open on the right
M Mezzanine Fare control, station agent, MetroCard machines
G Street Level Entrances/exits

This elevated station, opened on August 19, 1885, has two side platforms and three tracks; the center express track is not used in regular service. Both platforms have beige windscreens and green canopies and support columns with red roofs along the entire length except for a small section at either end, where they have high mesh fences instead. The station signs are in the black name plates in white Helvetica lettering.

The 2008 artwork here is called SOL'SCRYPT by SOL'SAX. It consists of glass mosaic panels on the platform windscreens and station house depicting various images of African-American heritage.


The station has exits on both the west (railroad north) end and the east (railroad south) end of its platforms.

On the east end, each platform has a single staircase leading to an elevated station house beneath the tracks. It has a turnstile bank and token booth. Outside fare control, two staircases lead to both western corners of Halsey Street and Broadway.[4]

The western exits are now emergency exits leading to both eastern corners of Jefferson Avenue and Broadway, just east of Gates Avenue. These exits were closed in the 1980s due to high crime.[5][6] There is a closed station house around the intermediate level of the staircases.


  1. ^ "Halsey Street Station Opened". Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Brooklyn, NY. 19 August 1885. p. 4.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Ocean Hill" (PDF). Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2016. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  5. ^ Harshbarger, Rebecca; De La Hoz, Felipe (October 12, 2015). "Williamsburg, Bushwick subway entrances sealed despite ridership spike". AM New York. Retrieved July 4, 2016.
  6. ^ "Closed subway entrances". WNYC (AM). October 31, 2015. Retrieved July 4, 2016.

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