|New York City Subway station (rapid transit)|
|Address||East Broadway & Rutgers Street|
New York, NY 10002
|Locale||Lower East Side|
|Line||IND Sixth Avenue Line|
|Services||F (all times) <F> (two rush hour trains, peak direction)|
|Transit connections||NYCT Bus: M9|
|Platforms||1 island platform|
|Opened||January 1, 1936|
|Accessible||not ADA-accessible; accessibility planned|
|Passengers (2018)||4,216,327 5.4%|
|Rank||112 out of 424|
|Next north||Delancey Street: F <F> |
|Next south||York Street: F <F> |
East Broadway is a station on the IND Sixth Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at East Broadway and Rutgers Street in the Lower East Side, it is served by the F train at all times and the <F> train during rush hours in the peak direction.
|G||Street Level||Exits / Entrances|
|B1||Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent|
|B2||Mezzanine||Open intermediate level between fare control and platforms|
|B3||Mezzanine||Closed intermediate level between fare control and platforms|
|B4||Northbound||← toward Jamaica–179th Street (Delancey Street)|
|Island platform, doors will open on the left|
|Southbound||→ toward Coney Island–Stillwell Avenue (York Street) →|
The station has one narrow, slightly curved island platform. There is an abandoned tower at the north end of the platform. The station has two mezzanines, four open staircases, three closed staircases, and one escalator. The full-time entrance at Madison Street has one street staircase, while the part-time entrance at Canal and Rutgers Streets has three. A passageway outside of fare control connects the two areas.
The tile band is medium Parma violet with a slightly darker border, set two tiles high. Captions below show the station name abbreviated as "E BWAY". The I-beams are painted a similar shade of violet. The trackside walls show a considerable pattern of aging and occasional water damage.
The 1992 artwork at this station is called Displacing Details by Noel Copeland, with assistance by students from the Henry Street Settlement.
There are many closed sections at East Broadway. There are restrooms that have been converted to office spaces. Inside fare control, the open intermediate level's mezzanine is split into two halves; the portion between the two halves was shuttered and is now used as maintenance space. Right below the open intermediate level is an entire closed intermediate level mezzanine, which is indicated by a brief intermediate level on staircases from the open mezzanine to the platform and now serves as storage space as well. This closed mezzanine is accessible through fenced-off stairways at the either end of the station.
The north half of the open intermediate level mezzanine was designed to eventually become a station of the unbuilt IND Worth Street Line. A locked door, located in the north end of the mezzanine, reveals additional closed platform space and an electrical room that hides the rest of the trackway and platform space. In this closed space, the platform floor drops to the level of the intended westbound trackway for the unbuilt line. The unused space runs for no more than fifteen feet before ending at a solid wall. Another door that leads to the electrical room hides the eastbound trackway. Near the north end of this station, a different ceiling structure angling across marks where the unbuilt subway would have gone. The ramp that descends from the full-time side would have led to the same intermediate level, with a station facility in between, but that was never constructed. On the open intermediate level's mezzanine, the unusual spacing of some of the pillars marks where the line's platforms would have been placed. The closed trackways are also accessible through the closed intermediate level mezzanine, though this level is somewhat lower than that of the trackways.
All exits are street stairs.
In addition to the open entrances, there are two closed exits to the southwestern and northeastern corners of Henry Street and Rutgers Street that are accessed through different closed fare control areas. There was also an exit to the northeastern corner of Madison Street and Rutgers Street.
In June 2018, improvements to the East Broadway station's exits were proposed as part of the development of the controversial 247 Cherry, 269 South Street, and 259 Clinton Street skyscrapers. The developers plan to create an entrance at the northeastern corner of Rutgers and Madison Streets; it is unknown if a new entrance will be erected or if the existing closed exit there will be reopened. In addition to a new exit, the developers plan make the station compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 with the installation of elevators. The plan was approved that December.
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