23 Street/BMT Broadway
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23 Street is a local stop on the Broadway Line with two side platforms for the four-track line. The stop is on the Southwest corner of Madison Square; where Broadway crosses 5 Avenue and it seems surprising the stop does not include this location in its name. The decor is green with blue and brown boarder trimline, and 23 in white on blue it. Name tablets say 23rd Street on blue with gold inner and green outer boarders. These platforms are narrow at their ends and wider in their midsections where there are blue columns. The platforms have two exits, towards the southern end the downtown platform has two high exit only turnstiles up to a single streetstair at the NW corner of Broadway and 22 Street, the uptown platform has a streetstair from the NE corner down to two high entrance/exit turnstiles with not enough space for a MVM making it one of the few entrances left where there is no way to purchase a fare. The main fare control areas are towards the middle of the platform, the downtown fare control area is located beneath the middle of the large intersection where Broadway, 5 Avenue and 23 Street intersect. This means the two streetstairs to the unstaffed fare control area with two separate banks of turnstiles require real walkways from the bottom of the staircases to reach the entrance. These streetstairs come from the SE corner of 5 Avenue and 23 Street, and in the middle of the block on the west side between 23 Street and 24 Street where Broadway merges away from 5 Avenue opposite the square. The uptown platform is more conventional two streetstairs at the NE (along Madison Square) and two at SE corners of Broadway and 23 Street.
Artwork is still to come, I'm still deciding the best way to present the hats a really neat instalation
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(23n1) 23 in the station trimline
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(23n2) On the downtown platform, a sign for what is no longer a 24 hour booth (there is not one anymore)
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(23n3) A 23rd Street name tablet
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(23n4) The fare control area for the downtown platform
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(23n5) A sign for the exit to 22 Street from the downtown platform
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(23n6) Looking down the downtown platform
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(23n7) An R train enters
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(23n8) Another platform view with the walls of hats
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(23n9) A R160 stops at 23 Street
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(23n10) The two high exit only turnstiles to 22 Street
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(23n11) A 23 Street name tablet towards the southern end of the downtown platform
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(23n12) Graffiti on the trimline
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(23n13) Another view down the downtown platform
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(23n14) A 23 Street name tablet and the rest of the platform
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(23n15) Passengers wait for the next uptown train
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(23n16) Waiting passengers for an uptown R or W train
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