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For the IRT station in Manhattan, see Park Place (IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line).

Park Place is a station on the BMT Franklin Avenue Line of the New York City Subway, located in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn.

HistoryEdit

The station is located at the point where the tracks of the original Brooklyn, Flatbush & Coney Island Railway left the street surface and began running in an open cut right-of-way on its route to Coney Island at Brighton Beach.

A station was established at this spot c.1900 to provide local residents access to trains of the Kings County Elevated Railway that had begun serving the line in 1896. This station consisted of two simple compacted earth platforms at the side of each track running south of Park Place.

During 1905–06, this portion of the line was rebuilt as a raised elevated railway and embankment structure, and a new station was built at this location, with a single floor-level island platform and a station house between the tracks. The new station was located with the station house over Park Place and the platform extending north from that point.

The station deteriorated over the years as the New York City Transit Authority considered whether to abandon or rehabiliate the station and the line. Community support in the Bedford-Stuyvesant and Crown Heights communities persuaded the city to rebuild the line. The station closed in 1998, was completely rebuilt, and reopened in 1999.

The station todayEdit

The rebuilt 1999 station consists of a single platform and a single track serving trains traveling in both directions. The new, wider, station platform is built partly over the former southbound track. The large station house is built in a style reminiscent of station houses built in the World War I era on the Brighton Line at Parkside Avenue on the BMT Brighton Line and a number of stations on the BMT Sea Beach Line.

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