Coney Island Subway Station
Acrylic/canvas 24x30” 1994
Did you know that the original steam road, the Brooklyn, Flatbush and Coney Island RR, was popularly called the Brighton line? It was electrified in 1899 when it was connected into the Fulton Street L, permitting service between lower Manhattan and Brighton Beach. The Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company (BRT), began subway service between Brooklyn and Manhattan in 1915. The Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT) took over BRT operations a few years later. The Coney Island terminal was probably built before 1930. It still remains the Coney Island hub connecting to other “BMT” transit lines for service throughout the city. On a busy hot summer Sunday, it is still the last stop for the beach and the rides.