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- This article is about the New York City Subway station at the Newkirk Plaza shopping mall in Flatbush, Brooklyn. For the station at Newkirk and Nostrand Avenues, see Newkirk Avenue (IRT Nostrand Avenue Line).
Newkirk Avenue is a station on the BMT Brighton Line of the New York City Subway, served by the Q train (all times), and by the B train (weekdays). It is located in the center of the pioneering Newkirk Plaza shopping mall, bounded by Newkirk Avenue on the north, Foster Avenue on the south, Marlborough Road to the west, and East 16th Street to the east, in the community of Flatbush, Brooklyn.
The station is located in an open cut beneath the street surface. The station is at ground level, spanning the express tracks. It was opened around 1900 as a two-track surface station named "South Midwood," a reference to its location at the southern end of the former Town of Flatbush, which was also historically known as Midwood. Currently, Midwood is considered to be the area south of where the station now stands, so it would now more correctly be described as being in South Flatbush or North Midwood.
When on the surface, the station was a division point at which short-lined elevated trains of the Fulton Street Elevated lines terminated. After grade crossings were eliminated c. 1907 the station became a through stop for all services; at this time it was renamed "Newkirk Avenue."
- nycsubway.org — BMT Brighton Line: Newkirk Avenue
- Station Reporter — B Train
- Station Reporter — Q Train