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66th Street–Lincoln Center station

 66 Street–Lincoln Center
 "1" train
MTA NYC logo.svg New York City Subway station (rapid transit)
66th Street Lincoln Center IRT 3.JPG
Uptown platform
Station statistics
AddressWest 66th Street & Broadway
New York, NY 10023
BoroughManhattan
LocaleLincoln Square, Upper West Side
Coordinates40°46′26″N 73°58′55″W / 40.774°N 73.982°W / 40.774; -73.982
DivisionA (IRT)
Line      IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line
Services      1 all times (all times)
      2 late nights (late nights)
Transit connectionsBus transport NYCT Bus: M5, M7, M11, M66, M104
Bus transport MTA Bus: BxM2
StructureUnderground
Platforms2 side platforms
Tracks4
Other information
OpenedOctober 27, 1904; 114 years ago (1904-10-27)[1]
Station code314[2]
AccessibleThis station is compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 ADA-accessible
Wireless serviceWi-Fi and cellular service is provided at this station[3]
Traffic
Passengers (2018)7,196,026[4]Increase 2.8%
Rank54 out of 424
Station succession


Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 north72nd Street: 1 all times2 late nights
Next adjacent station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 south59th Street–Columbus Circle: 1 all times2 late nights

66th Street–Lincoln Center is a local station on the IRT Broadway–Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of 66th Street and Broadway, it is served by the 1 train at all times, and by the 2 train during late nights.

History

Operation of the first subway began on October 27, 1904, with the opening of the original 28 stations of the New York City Subway from City Hall to 145th Street on the West Side Branch including the 66th Street station.[5]:162–191[6]

On November 29, 1962, a new entrance at the station opened, leading to the lobby of the Philharmonic Hall of Lincoln Center. The entrance led from the downtown platform of the station, but also provided access to the uptown platform by an underpass at the station's south end. This entrance was built as part of a $10,200,000 underground complex by the New York City Parks Department for the Philharmonic Hall. The project was partially funded by a Federal grant, and the work was contracted out to Slattery Construction Company.[7]

Station layout

Track layout
G Street Level Exit/Entrance
Handicapped/disabled access Elevators on SW corner of 66th Street and Broadway (downtown) and southeast corner of 66th Street and Broadway (uptown)
P
Platform level
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Northbound local "1" train toward Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street (72nd Street)
"2" train toward 241st Street late nights (72nd Street)
Northbound express "2" train "3" train do not stop here
Southbound express "2" train "3" train do not stop here →
Southbound local "1" train toward South Ferry (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
"2" train toward Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College late nights (59th Street–Columbus Circle)
Side platform, doors will open on the right
Name tablet
Cartouche

This underground station has two side platforms and four tracks. The two express tracks are used by the 2 train during daytime hours and the 3 train at all times.[8]

The walls at the platform level were renovated in 2004 and are decorated with mosaics designed by New York artist Nancy Spero. Elevators to street level provide ADA-accessibility. There is also a crossunder between the uptown and downtown side platforms at the extreme south end of the station; however, it is not ADA-accessible, and there is no free ADA-accessible transfer between directions.

Exits

Exit location[9] Exit type Number of exits Platform served
Handicapped/disabled access SW corner of Broadway and 66th Street Staircase 2 Southbound
Elevator 1
Handicapped/disabled access SE corner of Broadway and 66th Street Staircase 2 Northbound
Elevator 1
SW corner of Columbus Avenue and 65th Street Staircase 1 Both, via southbound platform
Underground, from Lincoln Center Passageway 1

Nearby points of interest

Street entrance and elevator
Buildings of Lincoln Center

Buildings and structures in Lincoln Center:
1
Clark Studio Theater; Samuel B. and David Rose Building; Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse; Walter Reade Theater
2
Juilliard School
3
Alice Tully Hall
4
Claire Tow Theater; Lincoln Center Theater; LCT3 Theater; Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater; Vivian Beaumont Theater
5
Elinor Bunin Monroe Film Center
6
David Geffen Hall
7
Bruno Walter Auditorium; New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
8
Metropolitan Opera House
9
Josie Robertson Plaza; Revson Fountain
10
Damrosch Park
11
David H. Koch Theater
12
David Rubenstein Atrium
13
Jazz at Lincoln Center

The station provides access to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts just to the south, with Alice Tully Hall just to the west. All of the Lincoln Center venues are connected by underground concourses near the southern end of the station. Dante Park, upstairs at the south end, is named for the poet Dante Alighieri, whose statue is found there. Richard Tucker Park is nearby, at the north end of Lincoln Square.[9]

A number of schools are nearby as well, including the Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts and some small schools located in the former Martin Luther King Jr. High School building.[9]

This station also provides access to:[9]

References

Southern (65th St) southbound street stair
  1. ^ "Our Subway Open: 150,000 Try It". The New York Times. October 28, 1904.
  2. ^ "Station Developers' Information". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. Retrieved June 13, 2017.
  3. ^ "NYC Subway Wireless – Active Stations". Transit Wireless Wifi. Retrieved May 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Facts and Figures: Annual Subway Ridership 2013–2018". Metropolitan Transportation Authority. July 18, 2019. Retrieved July 18, 2019.
  5. ^ Walker, James Blaine (1918). Fifty Years of Rapid Transit — 1864 to 1917. New York, N.Y.: Law Printing. Retrieved November 6, 2016.
  6. ^ "Subway Opening To-day With Simple Ceremony – Exercises at One O'Clock – Public to be Admitted at Seven – John Hay May Be Present – Expected to Represent the Federal Government – President Roosevelt Sends Letter of Regret" (PDF). The New York Times. October 27, 1904. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved May 28, 2017.
  7. ^ "Philharmonic Hall Entrance To IRT Subway Opens Today". The New York Times. November 29, 1962. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved August 26, 2019.
  8. ^ Dougherty, Peter (2006) [2002]. Tracks of the New York City Subway 2006 (3rd ed.). Dougherty. OCLC 49777633 – via Google Books.
  9. ^ a b c d "MTA Neighborhood Maps: Upper West Side" (PDF). mta.info. Metropolitan Transportation Authority. 2015. Retrieved December 30, 2016.

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