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Broadway Junction Complex

The entire complex is finally  renovated  after the first contractor went bankrupt. The current contractor, according to construction workers on site, is Railworks. This complex had three separate names as was finally given the common name which is Broadway Junction (which is the name most people used for the complex.). The J and L had their own separate exits and fare controls all of which have vanished, the J extra exits being used for office space. The J extra exit closer to Jamaica has a crossunder and probably so did the one closer to Manhattan. The upper common Mezzanine has a newsstand. Art glass is in the escalator shaft and over the entrances to the A. Translucent skylights grace the upper common Mezzanine and the street level Mezzanine and really brighten these areas.

Broadway Junction (former name Broadway East New York) (A, C) has four tracks and two island platforms. Very careful observations have lead to a conclusion that the station always had just one exit on the South end leading to the street level Mezzanine with booth and three escalators to the upper level common Mezzanine. A tower is located on the A line in the tunnel (as seen from trains). Do not enter tunnels! The IND wall name tiles are updated to reflect the name change to BROADWAY JUNCTION, with words alternating.

Broadway Junction (former name Eastern Parkway) (J) has three tracks and two island platforms There are two exits to the upper common Mezzanine A view of the East New York yard is to the geographic North of this line.. A view to the East shows the number one mystery of the J- the trackway to nowhere and is discussed on the J Line page. This site will not use our bandwidth to repeatedly beat this subject to infinity. That aside, any hard evidence will be appreciated. At the South end. there is a sealed mezzanine with a crossunder and at least  one staircase to each platform and two staircases to the street to Eastern parkway Extension. This site was hoping  that this end might be revived with HEETs  but so far at least, no luck.

Broadway Junction (L) is one of the highest elevated platforms in the city, sitting above the already-elevated J station. As high up as this station platform is, it plunges abruptly into a tunnel at the north end. This end of the station slopes sharply downward, and it is less than 200 yards from the platform end to the tunnel's portal. A new crossover switch has been installed here. A fine view of the East New York yards can be had from the northbound platform. Note how the south end of the northbound platform divides into two "legs". Also of note is the now-unused "flyover" track, which connects the Canarsie and Broadway lines. Now and then, a train being rerouted will use these tracks. The southbound tracks can be seen emerging beneath the two "legs" of the northbound platform; the northbound "flyover" with its severe curve can be seen just east of the station, beginning near the signal tower. Beginning in 1999, this station has been undergoing a series of renovations, including new canopies, a new crossover (known as 'The Barn' because of its rustic red siding and white trim), and the removal of a hazardous crossunder. The old-style platform lights were removed and replaced with 'loop' fixtures, widely seen elsewhere in the system. Broadway Junction opened December 14, 1928. Two tracks, one side and one island platform.

Artwork is by Al Loving and is entitled Brooklyn, New Morning and was installed in 2001. According to the MTA Web Site "...

Faceted glass throughout complex; glass mosaic on upper mezzanine wall

Brooklyn, New Morning is an expansive work that consists of 75 unique glass panels, arranged into a series of panels throughout the complex and also features a seven-by-ten-foot glass mosaic mural wall. Al Loving said the work has a "spirit of interdependence and interconnection as an important aspect of the American experience," reflecting that this large station serves as a crossroads. Working with natural light, he achieves a lively and engaging atmosphere, and the colored light and flowing forms create a sense of optimism and well-being. Loving enjoyed a long career, earning critical attention for his exploration of form and the properties of bright and bold colors. The dynamic energy that infuses his work, shines through in Brooklyn, New Morning, this time in glass and glass mosaic. Loving died in 2005.

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