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23 St-Ely Avenue, renamed Court Square-21 Street officially when the perminant transfer from the G train to the 7 opened on June 3, 2011 although the tiling wasn't changed on the platforms. THe station is the last (or first) station in Queens before the IND 53 Street tunnel. The station has two side platforms for the two track line. Each has a maroon trim, with black boarder. The name tablets that spell out 23rs St-Ely Ave, have a maroon boarder, with a background composed of a mix and of black and brown tiles. The station has two exits, one at either end of the station, each on on its own little mezzanine with a crossover. Each of these consist of a single staircase up from each platform to that lead to an intermediate landing (where the actual exit to the street is) followed by more steps over and forming the actual crossover.

At the eastern (Queens Blvd-bound, northern), is the exit to the 23 Street & 44 Drive conisisting of a streetstair near the NE corner in the shadow of the northern end of the 7 train's elevated platform that down to two high entrance turnstiles. The subway station crosses beneath the elevated station so passengers transfering from the E, M to the 7, if there at the ends of the platform opposite the transfer passageways complete a full circle loop to make the in system transfer. The Queens-bound side has the entrance to the passageway to the G train, and continuing to the 7 train. This was passageway added recently in about 1990 by Citibank when they built their tower, 1 Court Square in Long Island City. At the western (towards Manhattan, southern) end of the platform. The overpass has a fence going down the middle of it, so its both within and outside of fare control. Above the Queens-bound platform are simply to high exit only turnstiles, the Manhattan-bound platform has a bank of turnstiles and a token booth. Streetstairs lead out to the NE and SE corners of 21 Street & 44 Drive
Photos 1-11: August 14, 2008; 12-16: December 28, 2008; 17 & 18: December 30, 2010; 19-23: June 8, 2011; 24: December 12, 2012; 25-34: May 26, 2013; 35: July 14, 2013

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Arts For Transit at 23 Street-Ely Avenue

Gothic Circle, 1992
By Frank Olt

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