Official subway station name change inspires other possibilities

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Next stop: Briarwood.

This month, the MTA changed the name of the Briarwood-Van Wyck BLvd Subway station on the E/F lines in Queens.

New signs were created in-house at the MTA Sign Shop in Brooklyn.

In 2014, Senator Tony Avella and Assemblyman David Weprin proposed legislation that they say was designed to preserve the identity of the station’s location for residents and subway riders.

Some neighbors believe the name-change more easily identifies the Briarwood area. Although some others argue station names should represent specific geographic areas, addresses, intersections and landmarks.

The MTA reviews station names and changes are rare. The MTA does allow appropriate corporations to buy naming rights.

Signs are up at new 7 train extension calling it 34th Street-Hudson Yards. The new development and traditional railroad yards are in the area.

PIX11's Greg Mocker was inspired to consider some other station name changes.

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PIX11's Greg Mocker was inspired to consider some other station name changes.

 

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PIX11's Greg Mocker was inspired to consider some other station name changes.