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Which Subway Station Entrances Do You Think Are Nicest?

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These would be my picks for nicest entrances to the subway:

 

1) Chambers Street (4)(5)(J)(M)(Z)

2) Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island (D)(F)(N)(Q)

3) Astor Place (6)<6>

4) South Ferry (1)

5) Sutter Avenue (L)

6) Livonia Avenue (L)

7) Bowling Green (4)(5)

8) Avenue H (Q)

9) 72d Street (1)(2)(3)

10) Lexington Avenue (F)

11) Roosevelt Island (F)

12) 57th Street (F)

13) Times Square (1)(2)(3)(N)(Q)(R)(W)(7)<7>(S)

14) Grand Central (4)(5)(6)<6>(7)<7>(S)

15) Union Square (4)(5)(6)<6>(L)(N)(Q)(R)(W)

 

And One Honorable Mention:

Mosholu Parkway (4)

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Me:

 

(2)(5)<5>- Gun Hill Road, East 180th, Pelham Parkway[Dyre Branch], West Farms SQ., Mott Avenue

 

(4)(B)(D)- 161st Street

 

(1)- 225th St Marble Hill ( Aview of the Bridge and MNCRR Hudson :cool: ], South Ferry

 

(1)(2)(3)(7)(A)(C)(E)(N)(Q)(R)(W)(S)- Times Sq-42nd St/PABT

 

(1)- 59th St[Exit on Brodway next to the big globe!

 

(4)(5)(6)(7)(S)- 42nd St Grand Central

 

(1)(2)(3)- 34th St

 

(4)(5)(6)(J)(M)(Z)- Chamber st

(D)(F)(N)(Q)- Stillwell Avenue

(Q)- Ocean Pkway

(L)(M)- Myrtle-Wyckoff

(E)(J)(Z)- Archer Ave/JFK

(A) Howard Beach

(7)<7> Main Street, Junction Blvd, 74th St, 61st woodside

 

 

Queens Blvd Line[Couldnt add simile due to 50 limit -_-b]

Jackson Hits/Roosevelt and 71st Ave

 

(F): 57th St

Edited by mark1447

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To me- entrances/exits I love.

Queens

Junction Blvd (7)<7> Elevator Overpass

 

Flushing-Main St (east of Main St)

 

74th St-Broadway/Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Av (7)(E)(F)(R)(V)(G) from Bus Terminal or Roosevelt Av 74th-75th Sts entrance

 

61st St-Woodside (7)

 

Jamaica Center/Sutphin Blvd-Archer (E)(J)(Z)

 

63rd Drive-Rego Park (Junction Blvd Exit only (R)(V)(G)

 

Woodhaven Blvd (R)(V)(G)

 

Queens Plaza (E)(R)(V)(G)

 

Broadway Junction (A)(C)(J)(Z)(L)

 

Far Rockaway-Mott Av(A)/Beach 116th St-Rockaway Park <A>(S)

 

Kew Gardens (E)(F)

 

Broad Channel (A)(S)

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Bronx Station Exit/Entrance I love.

Van Cortlandt Park-242nd St, Marbles Hills-225th St (1)

 

Wakefield-241st St (2)

 

Pelham Parkway (2)<5>(5)/Fordham Rd (4)(B)(D)/Pelham Bay Park (6)<6>

 

East 180th St (2)(5)

 

West Farms Sq-E. Tremont Av (2)(5)- northern HEET entrance/exit.

 

Brooklyn

Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs (L)(M)- renovated entrance I love it.

 

Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway (L)

 

Lorimer St (L)/Metropolitan Av (G)

 

Church Av (F)(G)

Smith-9th St (F)(G)

4th Av-9th St (F)(G)(M)(R)

 

Coney Island (D)(F)(N)(Q)

 

Sheepshead Bay (B)(Q)

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Prospect Park (B)(Q)

Atlantic Av-Pacific St (2)(3)(4)(5)(B)(D)(M)(N)(Q)(R)

Utica Av (A)(C)(3)(4)

Brooklyn College (2)<5>

Franklin Av (2)(3)©/(S) at Botanical Garden

Hoyt-Schemerhorn (A)(C)(G)/Jay St-Borough Hall (A)(C)(F)

Court St (M)®/Borough Hall (2)(3)(4)(5)

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Yuki u could of put everything in one post, tho i understand the image limit which sucks!

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Manhattan entrance/exit

(1) 207th St

(A) 207th St (Love Isham-211th Sts exit- close to SBS

190th St (A)- elevator entrance

175th St-GWB- exit connecting with bus station.

125th St (A)(B)(C)(D)(1)(2)(3)(4)(5)(6)- love it

116th St-Columbia University/110th St- love it.

103rd St (1)- I love 104th St exit on NB platform.

103rd St (6)

 

96th St (1)(2)(3)- love both side.

96th St (6)- love it.

86th-79th Sts (1)/86th St (4)(5)(6)- love it.

77th, 68th Sts (6)- love it.

72nd St (1)- love both side.

66th St-Lincoln Center (1)- loves both side.

Lexington Av-63rd St/Roosevelt Island (F)- love it.

59th St-Columbus Circle (A)(B)(C)(D)(1)- I used to 57th St-8th Av SW corner lot during HSES Days, other time Columbus Circle area.

59th St-5th Av (N)(R)(W)/59th St-Lex Av (4)(5)(6)(N)(R)(W)- love 3rd Av/60th St, Bloomingdale LL exit.

81st St-AMNH (B)(C)- Museum Lower Level leading to 79th St entrance to subway.

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42nd St-PABT/Times Sq (1)(2)(3)(7)<7>(S)(A)(C)(E)

I use 8th Av exit at 44th, 43rd, 42nd, 40th Sts:

7th Av-Broadway at 43rd, 42nd, 41st Sts.

 

5th Av-53rd St (E)(V)/7th Av (B)(D)(E)- Love both side.

47th-50th Sts/Rockfeller Center: 50th St entrance from underground Rockfeller Center Shops/Dining

Lexington Av-53rd-51st Sts (6)(E)(V)

Any entrance including 50th St entrance via downtown 51st St (6) platform.

 

Grand Central (4)(5)(6)(7)<7>(S)- I love 57 Broad St entrance, 317 Madison Av entrance, Madison Av, Lex Av/43rd St, GCT, 42nd St/Park Av, Park Av/42nd-41st Sts entrance.

 

5th Av/42nd St-Bryant Park (7)(B)(D)(F)(V)- love all entrance.

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34th St-Penn Station (1)(2)(3)(A)(C)(E)- all entrances including 34th St-Herald Sq (B)(D)(F)(V)(N)(Q)(R)(W)

23rd St (6): I used 22nd St most during MS104 days.

14th St-8th Av (A)(C)(E)(L)

14th St-6th Av (L)(B)(D)(F)(V)

Christoher St-Sheridan Sq (1)

Houston St (1)- Love King St exit during visit to FDNY Museum.

West 4th St (A)(B)(C)(D)- love the entrance

Broadway-Lafayette/Bleecker St (6)(B)(D)(F)(V) incluidng uptown (6) platform.

Brooklyn Bridge-Chambers St (4)(5)(6)- Park Row/Chambers-Cetre Sts entrance

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Bowling Green (4)(5)

South Ferry-Whitehall St (R)(W)(1)

Grand St (B)(D)

Chambers St (A)©/World Trade Center (E)/Park Place (2)(3)

Chambers St (1)

Broadway-Nassau (2)(3)(A)(C)(J)(M)(Z)

14th St-Union Sq (4)(5)(6)(L)(N)(Q)(R)(W)

33rd St, Astor Place, Spring St (6)

Wall St (4)(5)

Canal St (A)(C)(E)

Canal St (6)(J)(M)(Z)(N)(Q)(R)(W)

23rd St (F)(V)

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Heres my top ten:

1. 190th Street (A)

2. Myrtle-Wycoff Transfer (L)(M)

3. Sutphin Blvd-Archer Avenue-JFK (E)(J)(Z)

4. Kings Highway (Q)(B) (The ones underneath the trestle.)

5. East 105th Street (L)

6. 21st Street-Queensbridge (F)

7. 4th Avenue (F)(G)(M)(R)

8. Morris Park (5) (Feels like the station house for (NJT) or :septa:)

9:72nd Street (1)(2)(3) (New one.)

10: Howard Beach-JFK Airport (A)

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One of my favorites is the entrance to 190th Street (A) at Margaret Corbin Circle. It's not in very good condition though.

 

Modern station entrances that I like include Jackson Heights/Roosevelt Avenue/74th Street/Broadway (or whatever other names the station may have), Gun Hill Road (2)<5>, South Ferry and Bowling Green. The new enclosure at Court Square/45th Road, from the architectural drawings, looks nice as well.

 

I also like the renovated headhouse at 72nd Street (1)(2)(3).

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72nd Street on the (1), (2), (3). The area there's real nice, I wish I lived there.

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These would be my picks for nicest entrances to the subway:

 

1) Chambers Street (4)(5)(J)(M)(Z)

2) Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island (D)(F)(N)(Q)

3) Astor Place (6)<6>

4) South Ferry (1)

5) Sutter Avenue (L)

6) Livonia Avenue (L)

7) Bowling Green (4)(5)

8) Avenue H (Q)

9) 72d Street (1)(2)(3)

10) Lexington Avenue (F)

11) Roosevelt Island (F)

12) 57th Street (F)

13) Times Square (1)(2)(3)(N)(Q)(R)(W)(7)<7>(S)

14) Grand Central (4)(5)(6)<6>(7)<7>(S)

15) Union Square (4)(5)(6)<6>(L)(N)(Q)(R)(W)

 

And One Honorable Mention:

Mosholu Parkway (4)

 

Agree with you on most, except the ones I haven't been to (Stilwell, Livonia, Avenue H and Mosholu). I like South Ferry, Roosevelt Island and Union Square best.

 

I also like the PATH station entrances: it feels funny to be essentially walking into a hole in the wall of a building and climbing down a maze of stairs and ending up on a rail platform; the system as a whole is rather well hidden.

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I'm not sure if you guys are necessarily referring to the actual entrance itself or the station as a whole, but I'll drop in my twopence on subway station entrance architecture.

 

To me, the design of the subway station entrance facade is important to the surroundings like the pairing of a meal and wine.

 

I'm not too certain about the main entrance of the Coney Island station, while the station itself is modern (even futuristic), I believe that the entrance should reflect the style of the station. While there should be contrast, meaning that historical elements should be preserved, a better design should evoke a smoother transition from the historical period of Coney Island to the futuristic design of the station itself.

 

The new South Ferry station is of course remarkable. It is aesthetically pleasing and opening to the average Joe Shmo. While the nearby ferry terminal is modern, I do hope though, that it would blend in with the surroundings a bit better (such as the entrance by the park).

 

The 72nd Street station on the Broadway line is certainly fantastic. It preserves the historical design as well as blending the design in with the surroundings.

 

The station entrance at Citicorp at 53rd-Lex is marvelous. Though there is nothng much to look at, consider the surroundings and the placement of the station entrance. The structure is highly visible and well marked.

 

For me, the elements that denotate a good subway station are these:

-Visibility

-Ability to handle crowds

-Ease of use

-Better circulation

-Directness

-Ability to blend with surroundings

 

What good is an entrance that makes you enter a block long passageway to the train you are actually looking for? What good is an entrance that is obscure from view?

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My favorite subway entrances:

 

14th Street-Union Square (L)(N)(Q)(R)(W)(4)(5)(6)<6>

34th Street-Herald Square (B)(D)(F)(V)(N)(Q)(R)(W)

42nd Street-Times Square (N)(Q)(R)(S)(W)(1)(2)(3)(7)<7>

42nd Street-Bryant Park/5th Avenue (B)(D)(F)(V)(7)<7>

42nd Street-Grand Central (S)(4)(5)(6)<6>(7)<7>

42nd Street-PABT (A)(C)(E)

5th Avenue (N)(R)(W)

Lexington Avenue/59th Street (N)(R)(W)(4)(5)(6)<6>

Lexington Avenue-63rd Street (F)

Roosevelt Island (F)

West 4th Street-Washington Sq. Park (A)(C)(E)(B)(D)(F)(V)

The Canal Street Complex (J)(M)(Z)(N)(Q)(R)(W)(6)<6>

Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall (4)(5)(6)<6>

South Ferry (1)

190th Street (A)

81st Street-Museum of Natural History (B)(C)

59th Street-Columbus Circle (A)(B)(C)(D)(1)

Astor Place (6)<6>

Queensborough Plaza (N)(W)(7)<7>

Roosevelt Avenue-Jackson Heights/74th Street-Broadway Complex (E)(F)(R)(V)(7) (Might as well take off the (G) because it rarely runs on the IND Queens Blvd Line.)

Metropolitan Avenue (M)

Jamaica-Van Wyck (E)

Jamaica Center-Parsons Blvd (E)(J)<Z>

Howard Beach-JFK Airport (A)

Rockaway Park-Beach 116th Street (A)(S)

Myrtle Avenue/Wyckoff Avenue (L)(M)

Broadway Junction complex (A)(C)(J)(L)<Z>

Dekalb Avenue (B)(M)(Q)(R)

Franklin Avenue/Fulton Street (C)(S)

Botanic Garden (S)

Prospect Park (B)(Q)(S)

Smith-9th Street (F)(G)

125th Street (1)

72nd Street (1)(2)(3)

Stillwell Avenue-Coney Island (D)(F)(N)(Q)

Sheepshead Bay (B)(Q)

West 8th Street-NY Aquarium (F)(Q)

The Fulton Street-B'way-Nassau Street complex (A)(C)(J)(M)<Z>(2)(3)(4)(5)

The Atlantic Avenue-Pacific Street complex (B)(D)(M)(N)(Q)(R)(2)(3)(4)(5)

Hoyt Street-Fulton Mall (2)(3)

149th Street-Grand Concourse (2)(4)(5)

179th Street-Jamaica (F)

Woodhaven Blvd (R)(V) (Might as well take off the (G) because it rarely runs on the Queens Blvd line anyway.)

Pelham Parkway (Dyre Avenue Line) (5)

161st Street-Yankee Stadium (B)(D)(4)

Gun Hill Road (2)(5)

174th-175th Street (B)(D)

3rd Avenue-149th Street (2)(5)

Pelham Bay Park (6)<6>

Westchester Sq. East Tremont Avenue (6)<6>

Woodlawn (4)

Wilson Avenue (L)

Rockaway Parkway (L)

23rd Street-Ely Avenue/Court Square/45th Rd. Courthouse Sq complex (E)(V)(G)(7)

49th Street (N)(R)(W)

21st Street-Queensbridge (F)

Bowling Green (4)(5)

Broad Channel (A)(S)

57th Street (F)

Lexington Avenue-53rd Street/51st Street (E)(V)(6)<6>

135th Street (B)(C)

New Lots Avenue (3)

Newkirk Avenue (B)(Q)

Brighton Beach (B)(Q)

Church Avenue (B)(Q)

9th Avenue (D)(M)

61st Street-Woodside (7)<7>

Main Street-Flushing (7)<7>

Junction Blvd (7)<7>

Chambers Street-World Trade Center/Park Place complex (A)(C)(E)(2)(3)

Clark Street (2)(3)

Church Avenue (F)(G)

168th Street complex (A)(C)(1)

125th Street (4)(5)(6)<6>

Queens Plaza (E)(V)(R) (I left out the (G) because it rarely runs on the Queens Blvd Line.)

Ditmars Blvd-Astoria (N)(W)

Astoria Blvd-Hoyt Avenue (N)(W)

71st/Continental Avenue-Forest Hills (E)(F)(V)(R) (The G rarely runs on the Qns Blvd Line, which is why I left it out.)

Union Turnpike-Kew Gardens (E)(F)

33rd Street-Rawson Street (7)

40th Street-Lowery Street (7)

46th Street-Bilss Street (7)

68th Street-Hunter College (6)<6>

86th Street (4)(5)(6)<6>

96th Street (1)(2)(3)

Parkchester (6)<6>

East 241st Street (2)

Flatbush Avenue-Brooklyn College (2)(5)

East 180th Street (2)(5)

Dyre Avenue-Eastchester (5)

Morris Park (5)

Wall Street (4)(5)

33rd Street (6)<6>

Broadway-Lafayette Street/Bleecker Street complex (B)(D)(F)(V)(6)<6>

Franklin Street (1)

Park Place (S)

Franklin Avenue (2)(3)(4)(5)

Grand Army Plaza (2)(3)

Spring Street (6)<6>

 

 

That's just about it...

Edited by bigrene18
To add a few more stations to my list.

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