MTA’s Franklin Avenue stop (off the 2, 3, 4 and 5 lines) and the President Street stop (off the 2 and 5 lines) in Crown Heights soon will be renamed “Medgar Evers College” subway stations, Assemblymember Diana Richardson on Tuesday.
Richardson, an alumnus of Medgar Evers College, introduced the bill (A.1512A/ Chp. 669) which was signed into law on Monday.
Many MTA subway stations share nomenclatures with major destinations and landmarks outside of the station, including the Howard Beach-JFK station, the Brooklyn Borough Hall station, 68th St- Hunter College station, and the 116th St- Columbia University station, just to name a few.
The Franklin Avenue and President Street stations are the two closest to Medgar Evers College, and service most of the students who use MTA to travel to and from school.
“This community has asked for these renamings and today, we are proud to say that their representatives have heeded their call, said State Senator Zellnor Myrie. Renaming the Franklin and President subway stations to recognize Medgar Evers College will literally put one of our communitys most cherished institutions on the map.”
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