IND Subway Queens Branch: Grand Avenue Station – Elmhurst NY

City:
Elmhurst, New York City, Queens, NY

Site Type:
Infrastructure and Utilities, Mass Transportation

New Deal Agencies:
Public Works Funding, Public Works Administration (PWA)

Completed:
1936

Description

The Queens Branch of New York City’s Independent Subway (IND) was extended during the 1930s with the aid of federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds. On December 31, 1936, eight new IND subway stations opened in Queens, extending the subway from its 1933 Roosevelt Avenue terminus in Jackson Heights to Kew Gardens. The Grand Avenue – Newtown station was one of the eight to open at this time.

Source notes

"PWA Party Views New Subway Link"; The New York Times, December 30, 1936.

Site originally submitted by Evan Kalish on November 26, 2014.

Location Info


Queens Blvd. and Broadway
Queens, NY

Coordinates: 40.736979, -73.877407

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