Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum (IRT Eastern Parkway Line)

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 Eastern Parkway–
 Brooklyn Museum
 "2" train​ ​"3" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway rapid transit station
Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum IRT Eastern Parkway 7.JPG
Manhattan-bound platform
Station statistics
Address Washington Avenue & Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Borough Brooklyn
Locale Prospect Heights
Coordinates 40°40′18″N 73°57′46″W / 40.671622°N 73.96275°W / 40.671622; -73.96275Coordinates: 40°40′18″N 73°57′46″W / 40.671622°N 73.96275°W / 40.671622; -73.96275
Division A (IRT)
Line IRT Eastern Parkway Line
Services       2 all times (all times)
      3 all except late nights (all except late nights)
      4 late nights (late nights)
Structure Underground
Platforms 2 side platforms
Tracks 4 (2 on each level)
Other information
Opened October 10, 1920; 97 years ago (1920-10-10)
Station code 341[1]
Accessible not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned
Wireless service Wi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[2]
Passengers (2017) 1,530,635[3]Decrease 3.4%
Rank 301 out of 425
Station succession
Next north Grand Army Plaza: 2 all times3 all except late nights4 late nights
Next south Franklin Avenue: 2 all times3 all except late nights4 late nights

Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum is a local station on the IRT Eastern Parkway Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn adjacent to the Brooklyn Museum, it is served by the 2 at all times, the 3 at all times except late nights, and the 4 train during late nights.


Track layout

The name of the station was originally intended to be "Institute Park". However, the IRT received a petition from Brooklyn Institute of Arts and Sciences to change the name of the station to "Brooklyn Museum" to provide an adequate guide for the station's location. As a result an order was issued on March 3, 1920, changing the name of the station to "Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum".[4] The signs and tiles had to be finished as the station finish work was already underway.[5]

On October 10, 1920, three stations that were not ready to be opened with the rest of the line, at Bergen Street, Grand Army Plaza and Eastern Parkway–Brooklyn Museum, were opened.[6]

During the 1964–1965 fiscal year, the platforms at Eastern Parkway, along with those at four other stations on the Eastern Parkway Line, were lengthened to 525 feet to accommodate a ten-car train of 51-foot IRT cars.[7]

In 2002, it was announced that Eastern Parkway would be one of ten subway stations citywide to receive renovations.[8]

Station layout[edit]

G Street Level Exit/Entrance
B1 Mezzanine Fare control, station agent
B2 Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "2" train toward Wakefield–241st Street (Grand Army Plaza)
"3" train toward Harlem–148th Street ("4" train toward Woodlawn late nights) (Grand Army Plaza)
Southbound local "2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College (Franklin Avenue)
"3" train ("4" train late nights) toward New Lots Avenue (Franklin Avenue)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
B3 Northbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here
Southbound express "4" train "5" train do not stop here →

There are two local tracks with two side platforms. The express tracks pass underneath the station and are not visible from the platforms.[9] A large mosaic displays Eastern Parkway and Brooklyn Museum. In the eastern mezzanine are architectural ornaments from the Brooklyn Museum collection, installed during the 2003 renovation of the station.[10] The platforms and the eastern mezzanine formerly displayed abstract art paintings created in 1991 by artist Pat Steir, collectively called the Brueghel Series.[11] There is an emergency exit from the express level at the south end of each platform. There is an unused western mezzanine containing turnstiles and a token booth with a door hidden in the tiles; the entrance to this mezzanine has been removed on street level.


The only two exits to this station are from the east mezzanine:[12]

  • Eastern Parkway, south side in front of Brooklyn Museum
  • Eastern Parkway, north side mall across the street from Brooklyn Museum

This station is one of 100 Key Stations the MTA plans to make ADA-accessible by 2020.[13] The 2016-2019 Capital Program allocates $32.2 million towards this project.[14]

Image gallery[edit]


  1. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017. 
  2. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  3. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2012–2017". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 12, 2018. Retrieved July 12, 2018. 
  4. ^ "Station Name Changed After Public Hearing" (PDF). The Brooklyn Standard Union. March 4, 1920. p. 11. Retrieved July 4, 2018 – via fultonhistory.com. 
  5. ^ Commission, New York (State) Transit (1922). Annual Report ... J.B. Lyon Company. p. 131. 
  6. ^ "Subway Stations Opened: Last Three in Eastern Parkway Branch of I.R.T. Put Into Service" (PDF). New York Times. October 11, 1920. Retrieved December 20, 2015. 
  7. ^ Annual Report 1964–1965. New York City Transit Authority. 1965. 
  8. ^ "Renovation Is Set for 10 Subway Stations". NY Daily News. June 11, 2002. Retrieved January 8, 2018. 
  9. ^ Brooklyn IRT: Map 2, Brooklyn IRT Dual Contracts
  10. ^ "Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden". Brooklyn Museum. Retrieved October 20, 2017. 
  11. ^ Brooklyn IRT: Eastern Parkway/Brooklyn Museum
  12. ^ "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Park Slope/Prospect Park" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved August 2, 2015. 
  13. ^ mta.info-2016-2019 Capital Program, page 69
  14. ^ mta.info-2016-2019 Capital Program, page 176

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