Lafayette Avenue/Pitkin Avenue
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The Lafayette Avenue Station is served by an almost full length mezzanine that doesn't quite cover the western ends of the platform. The mezzanine is of the split areas within fare control design so there is no crossover or under, but all station exits can be fully open at all times for the single token booth and two separate banks of turnstiles provide access at either end of the station. Towards each end of the mezzanine, closer to the exits are High Entrance and Exit turnstiles that provide a way to enter the subway with less walking than would be required to get to the turnstiles at the center of the mezzanine. This means the turnstiles get practically no use. There are many staircases up to street level from the large mezzanine with exits leading up to South Portland Avenue towards the western end of the mezzanine (not too close to the end of the station's platforms though), and on the eastern end to an unusual six-way intersection where Fulton Street crosses South Oxford Street at a bit of an angle and Hanson Place and Greene Avenue end at the intersection at quite strange angles. On the mezzanine there is well-worn but still readable black-text painted on the tiled walls at many of the exit staircases saying where they go before hanging signs became the norm. The station platforms have green name tablets and trim, with no columns on the platforms but all the columns on the mezzanine painted lime green
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(lafayettec1) A Lafayette Ave name tablet on the platform.
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(lafayettec2) The Lafayette tiling just below the station's green trim line.
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(lafayettec3) Looking down the columnless Euclid Av-bound platform at Lafayette Ave.
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(lafayettec4) A cover of some sort on the platform wall at Lafayette Av, text on it has warn quite a bit off, but it had something to do with being a Pit Cover.
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(lafayettec5) Another view down the Euclid Av-bound platform at Lafayette Ave, the station's exits and mezzanine are towards the eastern end of the platforms.
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(lafayettec6) Approaching the series of staircases up to the mezzanine from the Euclid Av-bound platform at Lafayette Ave.
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(lafayettec7) The Euclid-Ave bound half portion of the mezzanine at Lafayette Av.
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(lafayettec8) A mosaic for the So. Portland Ave exit at Lafayette Av.
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(lafayettec9) A high entrance turnstile and MVM is an entrance to the Manhattan-bound C train's portion of the mezzanine at Lafayette Av.
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(lafayettec10) Approaching one end of the mezzanine area at Lafayette Av with exit staircases up to the Northeast and Northwest corners of S. Portland Av & Fulton Street.
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(lafayettec11) Looking back from the S. Portland Av end of the mezzanine at Lafayette Av to a High Exit Turnstile and the Euclid Av-bound platform's portion of the mezzanine
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(lafayettec12) An old chipping off sign on the tiled mezzanine walls for the So. Portland Ave. exit at Lafayette Av.
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(lafayettec13) A Lafayette Av sidewalk entrance near South Portland Street, viewed from street level.
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(lafayettec14) Another view down the mezzanine at Lafayette Av A High Entrance Turnstile for the portion of the mezzanine within fare control that leads to Euclid Ave-bound C trains is in view.
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(lafayettec15) Some passengers walk down a staircase from street level to the fairly small, but spacious enough mezzanine level at Shepherd Avenue.
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(lafayettec16) The token booth on the mezzanine at Lafayette Av, nowhere near a station exit between the two banks of turnstiles that lead down to each platform.
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