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Station: Dean Street (Franklin Shuttle)

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BMT Brighton Line
Manhattan Bridge · Myrtle Avenue
S.GIF Franklin Avenue · Dean Street · Park Place · Botanic Garden · Prospect Park


Overview

Opened: 6/19/1899 Closed: 9/10/1995

This station was closed in 1996 partly because of its decrepit condition (although it seemed that the concrete portion of the platforms were in better shape than the plywood platform at Park Place) and partly because of its low fare collection (many riders simply jumped the turnstiles). After the station closed, the stairs to the street were removed along with the fluorescent lights from the platforms. The rest of the structure was removed during the 1998-1999 renovation of the Franklin line. Not much trace remains today.

The New York Times wrote upon the closing of Dean Street: "By the Transit Authority's count, Dean Street was, by a wide margin, the least-used of the city's more than 400 stations, with an average of just 82 tokens a day collected last year..... The station holds other distinctions as well. It is one of the city's most decrepit -- with gaping holes in its weather canopies and rust flaking from its supports -- on an elevated line whose physical condition has been an embarrassment to generations of transit officials." - New York Times, "A Subway Station Is Shuttered, the First in 33 Years"</a>, September 11, 1995.

Photo Gallery


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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
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Collection of: Joe Testagrose
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