St Marks Place is a station on the IND Second Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Second Avenue and St Marks Place on the East Side, it serves the U at all times, the Y train during weekdays, and T during late nights only.
|B1||Upper Mezzanine||Escalators and stairs to Exits/Entrances and lower mezzanine|
|B2||Lower Mezzanine||Fare control, station agent, MetroCard vending machines|
|Staircases and elevators to platforms|
(Elevator on Northeast corner of Second Avenue and St Marks Place)
|←U toward Throgs Neck (14th Street)|
←Y toward Jamaica–179th Street (14th Street)
← T toward Broadway-125th Street (14th Street) (late nights only)
|→U toward Broad Street (Houston Street)|
→Y toward Whitehall Street (Houston Street)
→ T toward Rockaway Park (Houston Street) (late nights only)
|← T does not stop here|
|→ T does not stop here|
The walls were originally orange like other stations built in the 1980s. In 2009, the station was rehabilitated with large beige-white wall tiles.
Entrances, exits, and ancillary buildingsEdit
There are 3 entrances and exits and one elevator.
|Exit location||Exit Type||Number of exits|
| Entrance 1|
SW corner of Second Avenue and St Marks Place
| Entrance 1 |
SE corner of Second Avenue and 9th Street
| Each entry point has:|
| Entrance 2|
sW corner of Second Avenue and 9th Street
| Entrance 1|
NW corner of Second Avenue and 10th Street
The Second Avenue Line was originally proposed in 1919 as part of a massive expansion of what would become the Independent Subway System (IND). Work on the line never commenced, as the Great Depression crushed the economy. Numerous plans for the Second Avenue Subway appeared throughout the 20th century, but these were usually deferred due to lack of funds. In anticipation of the never-built new subway line, the Second and Third Avenue elevated lines were demolished in 1949 and 1955, respectively. The Second Avenue Elevated had one station at 8th Street and Second Avenue while the Third Avenue Elevated had a stop on nearby Third Avenue at 9th Street.
Unrealized proposals Edit
As part of the New York City Transit Authority's 1968 Program for Action, the construction of the full-length Second Avenue Subway was proposed. It was to be built in three phases—the first phase from Court Street to Grand Street was already opened by 1968; the second phrase from 126th to 34th Streets and the third phase from 34th to Grand Street were in the works. St Marks Place was not planned to be built. The next station south was Houston Street.
In 1983, the Regional Plan association considered a full-length Second Avenue Subway, with 13 planned stations. St Marks Place was added to the Second Avenue line shortly after the stations were revealed to the public.
In June 1979, the Second Avenue Subway was revived. The line's first phase, the "first major expansion" to the New York City Subway in more than a half-century, included 13 new stations on the east side. The line's construction commenced on July 15, 1979, In April 1983, the second round of planning for the stations were finalized.
The station was scheduled to be completed by May 16, 1989, but the estimated completion date was pushed back to October 1989.