Brooklyn, NY – As a long-time supporter of improving mass transit, I am proud to have provided $800,000 to improve the 4th Avenue/9th Street Station and help restore the station to its former glory. The renovation of the entire station is well underway and the transformation of this station will serve as a catalyst for turning 4th Avenue into Brooklyn’s grand boulevard. Over the last 10 years 4th Avenue has seen an enormous amount of residential growth and this has increased the demand for mass transit in both Park Slope and Gowanus. The reopening of the east side station house on 4th Avenue is in response to these demands. Riders will no longer have to cross 4th Avenue to enter the station which alleviates a major safety concern. I want to thank the MTA and the Borough President for their commitment to improving transit service for all New Yorkers during these difficult economic times.
The reopened the station house is on the F/G line at the east side of 4th Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets. The entrance had been shuttered for more than 40 years. It is part of the station component work being done in conjunction with the massive Culver Viaduct Rehabilitation Project.
Residents of Park Slope and points east can now avoid crossing busy 4th Avenue in order to get to the station, benefiting the majority of the 11,400 customers who use the station on an average weekday.