Monday, May 23, 2016
Brooklyn--"The Theatre Road"
Variety, December 20, 1918:
"The Broadway line of the Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company is becoming known as the 'theatre road' by the army of agents and professionals who use it. The line taps at least 13 houses, not counting picture theatres.
"The stations with their respective adjacent theatres are: Marcy, Amphion; Hewes, Lee Ave.; Lorimer, Gayety; Flushing, Folly and the Gold; Myrtle, Broadway; Kosciusko, Dekalb; Gates, Shubert, Bushwick, Empire; Halsey. By changing at Myrtle avenue, the same line taps the Myrtle and Ridgewood Theatres.
"The Broadway line starts as a subway train at Chambers street, connection from Times square being made at Canal street via the Broadway subway. After leaving Manhattan it becomes an 'L' train."