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Crown Heights subway stations officially renamed for Medgar Evers

City transit officials have officially renamed two Crown Heights subway stations after civil rights icon Medgar Evers and the nearby CUNY college campus bearing the anti-segregationist’s name.  Franklin Avenue station along Eastern Parkway will now be known as “Franklin Avenue-Medgar Evers College” station, while President Street station along Nostrand Avenue will henceforth don signs reading “President Street-Medgar Evers College.” The new signage marks a rare name change within the 472-station subway system, and makes the two train depots among the few bearing a person’s first and last name, said one city transportation honcho.  “You don’t just go around renaming subway stations every day or it loses what’s important about it,” New York City Transit President Sarah Feinberg said on…

Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Nearby

The only subway service change affecting service at local stations this weekend is that, from 10:45 PM this Friday, December 28 to 5:00 AM Monday, December 31 there will be no Manhattan bound service from York Street in DUMBO, as F trains will be diverted to the A line between Jay Street-MetroTech to West 4th Street. To get to LES stops on the F, take a Manhattan bound A or F from Jay or High Street to West 4th and change for a Brooklyn bound F…

Subway Service Alerts: Brooklyn Heights and Vicinity

This coming weekend–from 11:45 p.m Friday, July 18 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, July 21, Brooklyn bound F trains will be diverted to the A/C line from West 4th Street in Manhattan to Jay Street-MetroTech, so no service from Manhattan to York Street in DUMBO. If that’s your destination, you can either get off at High Street and walk down the hill, or ride to Jay Street and change there for a Manhattan bound F back to York. To get to Brooklyn from the Lower East Side stops on the F, take an uptown F to West 4th and change for a Brooklyn bound train there. The following week (Monday, July 21 to Friday, July 25) there are no planned cancellations, route diversions, or station …