Anyone know which one? The hospital was instituted by the Plattdeutsche Volkvest Verein, an organization of German immigrants, in Check the amazing decorative brickwork on this building at Wyckoff and Himrod Street…and then check the signage on the front and sides…. If you look under the awning, you get an Easter egg: some stained glass with the house number. Some interesting building fronts in the Menahan Street area. Note the original wrought-iron railings. Was Ralph Street a northern extension?
Wyckoff Avenue Entrance - Corner of Menahan - Picture of Talon Bar, Brooklyn
Judlau Contracting built the new station. I had originally thought this building on Wyckoff just south of Myrtle was a trolley car barn, but my latest intelligence suggests it was a brewery. Oddly Wyckoff never had a trolley line of its own after the W line was discontinued in , though trolleys ran on a couple blocks of Wyckoff near the terminal photo bottom right. This, too, is the place where the Brooklyn-Queens county line arrives at Wyckoff Avenue from Gates and runs down the middle of the street southeast to George Street, where it zags SW again, leaving Wyckoff Avenue in Queens.
Wyckoff Avenue is one of 17 streets that border both Brooklyn and Queens. In , the lines were redrawn along streets, likely to avoid houses being in two boroughs and two post offices at once. Anyone remember? Somewhere between Putnam and Jefferson Avenues…I forget exactly where…Wyckoff Avenue trades in its Brooklyn house numbers, which had by that far SE attained the s, skipped a few hundred, and entered the s.
This catcheds it up with its parallel Queens avenues, Cypress, Seneca, Onderdonk, etc. In Ridgewood east of Forest Avenue, house numbers take on a more Queensy cast, entering the range. From there it ran SE along N. This branch provided passenger service from northern Brooklyn to Manhattan Beach from its opening until Passenger service was also run on the portion east of the Bushwick branch out of Bushwick Terminal until although Bushwick terminal was still used for passenger service until May, through Fresh Pond.
After , the portion west of the South Side was abandoned. As far as I know, no trace at all exists. A look at some of the great row houses along Jefferson Avenue.
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You will find them along miles and miles of side streets in Bushwick, Ridgewood, Bedford-Stuyvesant and other Brooklyn neighborhoods. They first appeared between and Wyckoff and Summerfield Street. Had the downtown Brooklyn cheesecake-purveying diner entered into an association with Western Beef? Self storage loft building, Wyckoff and Cody Avenues. Egyptian Bold. It actually is closer to new versions of Franklin that appeared by the International Typeface Corporation an outfit I worked for from It is presently used by the New York and Atlantic Railroad for freight service the last remnants of passenger service ended in , but at least one regional plan posits that the line could someday be used for crosstown mass transit use.
One more Wyckoff misspelling here, too. There are three elevators: one from the Canarsie Line to the lower mezzanine; one from the lower mezzanine to street level and the upper mezzanine; and one from the upper mezzanine to the Myrtle Avenue Line. There are also escalators from the lower to the upper mezzanine.
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The lower mezzanine is full-length, but the upper mezzanine consists of little more than a landing for the stairs, escalators, and elevators below the middle of the Myrtle Avenue Line platform. Beginning in , the station underwent rehabilitation that included structural steel repairs and significant expansion.
Improvements to the complex included lighting upgrades, stairway reconfigurations, new interior finishes, and a new communication system. In the fall of , the station became ADA-accessible as three new elevators were put into service. A glass-enclosed rotunda adorns the front of the building.
The Canarsie Line has four additional exits; one on the western corner of Wyckoff and Gates Avenues; two on the northern corner of Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street; and one at the southeastern corner of Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues. At the time of its opening on December 19, ,  it had a single island platform with two tracks. Originally, the line stub ended at the original Wyckoff station which was past the present curve that is just east of this station.
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It was subsequently extended in to the street level right-of-way to Metropolitan Avenue,  and again in the s during the Dual Contracts era onto the present elevated structure. On July 29, , the station was reconfigured to two island platforms in order to accommodate an additional express track to Broadway — Myrtle Avenue.
The remainder of the line east of this station is a two-track configuration. The express track was in anticipation of a potentially different service pattern and the anticipation of a Canarsie Line on Wyckoff Avenue that would have had track connections just east of this station between the two lines. The tower that existed east of this station  was also built in anticipation of a junction between this line and an elevated line above Wyckoff Avenue.
The tower never had an interlocking machine installed, and was used as an office instead. By , the center track was removed, and the two platforms were joined together by a wooden walkway near the station's two staircases, which was later replaced by a concrete connection.
Railings were installed where the center track right of way remained exposed. In the s station reconstruction, the double staircases were replaced with a single wide staircase. This staircase, located toward the north end of the station, is the station's only connection to the rest of the complex. A mosaic band is set at eye level, rather than high up on the wall, with brick red, yellow, tan and light blue offset by indigo and maroon. Unlike other Canarsie Line island platform stations, there are no visible girders in the walls.
The ceiling is also lower than those at the other island platform stations.
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For most of the distance between here and Wilson Avenue , the Canarsie-bound side is located in Brooklyn, while the Manhattan-bound side is in Queens. South of this station there is a third track for layups or storage, which is also used for trains terminating here. Located on Palmetto Street, the facility is bordered on the south by the intersection of Myrtle and Wyckoff Avenues and on the north by St. Nicholas Avenue. The terminal features reconstructed roadway and sidewalks on Palmetto Street between Wyckoff and St.
Nicholas Avenues. Concrete bus pads are on the roadway along both sides of Palmetto Street for the length of the block. Sidewalk canopies suspended from the elevated structure of the Myrtle Avenue Line on both sides of Palmetto Street provide shelter from the weather elements. Other features include sidewalk benches and new lighting to improve the waiting environment for customers, new bus stop signage, bus holding lights linked to the Canarsie Line they will be activated as part of a subsequent signal system , and a new dispatcher's booth for NYC Transit employees.
The six NYC Transit bus lines served in this terminal now provide easier transfers to the subway and between the bus routes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For other uses, see Myrtle Avenue disambiguation.
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