York Street/Rutgers Street Tubes
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The York Street station is located in Dumbo, right underneath the Manhattan Bridge near the waterfront. This means the station has a very unusual design because it is located a bit deep underground with its one island platform in Rutgers Street tunnel. Let's begin at the stations single entrance it is a staircase located directly in the ventilation plant that serves the Rutgers Street tunnel. This short staircase leads to a small fare control area that leads to a long passageway that slopes down a bit, is quite a long and seems to get much more deeper before reaching a single staircase down to the extreme western (railway-north) end of the station's island platform. This is one of the longest passageways I can think of on the subway to reach an exit of any sort. The track walls are sloped a bit because of the tunnel location and have York in white tiled on black that is directly set in an unusual purple trim line that is at the top of the portion of the tunnel walls that are tiled and not painted black. The white tiles along the platform walls are rectangles that look like their holding up a building, not the standard white squares. Along each track on the platform are slightly wider than usual columns painted a medium hue of blue. In addition there are a couple of tiled over, large circular structures set right in the middle of the platform.
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(yorkf1) Looking across Jay Street (yes that's the street) at the Rutgers Street Tunnel ventilation plant and single entrance to York Street Station in the bottom of it.
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(yorkf2) A close-up of the 1930s IND subway entrance to York Street set at ground level.
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(yorkf3) Another view of the Rutgers Street tunnel ventilation plant, with the entrance to York Street set in the bottom of it.
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(yorkf4) The tiny fare control area along the long passageway that leads from the station's entrance to the platform.
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(yorkf5) A portion of the mosaic sign for the now closed Women's room has been blacked out.
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(yorkf6) The small waiting area with a couple of benches in view of the token booth is a good walk from the station's platform at York Street.
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(yorkf7) The beginning of the long passageway and ramp down to the platform at York Street.
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(yorkf8) A final view back towards the relatively small fare control area at York Street.
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(yorkf9) Approaching the end of the ramp down to the island platform at York Street, where a staircase carries people the rest of the way down.
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(yorkf10) Looking down the single double staircase down to the island platform at York Street, it arrives at the extreme western (northern) end.
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(yorkf11) Looking down the Coney Island-bound track at York Street.
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(yorkf12) Some large circular tiled over columns are in the middle of the platform at York Street.
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(yorkf13) An original 1930s sign on the Coney Island-bound track wall at York Street for No Smoking or Spitting according to sanitary code Sect. 21.
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(yorkf14) An original Warning: Do Not Lean Over Edge of Platform at York Street.
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(yorkf15) Looking down the long island platform with its blue columns and strange round structures in the middle of it at York Street.
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(yorkf16) A view down the island platform at York Street towards the eastern (southern) end, there's really nothing on it.
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