Christopher Street – Sheridan Square (IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line) in New York City

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Christopher Street – Sheridan Square is a local station on the IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Located at the intersection of Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue South in Manhattan, it is served by the 1 train at all times and the 2 train during late nights.


This underground station, opened on July 1, 1918, has two side platforms and four tracks. The two center express tracks are used by the 2 and 3 trains during daytime hours.

Both platforms have the standard IRT trim line and name tablets reading "CHRISTOPHER ST. SHERIDAN SQ." in Times New Roman font on two lines. The columns are painted dark green with every other one having a standard black name plate with white lettering. There are also signs directing to New York University.

Each platform has one fare control area at the center containing a turnstile bank and token booth. There is no free transfer between directions, though evidence of sealed-up crossunders are visible at each end of the station. The South Ferry-bound fare control has three street stairs to the diagonal intersection of Christopher Street and Seventh Avenue, one to the northwest corner and two the southwest one. The Bronx-bound fare control has a single staircase to the island formed by Seventh Avenue, West Fourth Street, and Grove Street.

The 1994 artwork is entitled Greenwich Village Murals by Lee Brozgold and the students of I.S. 41. It features twelve mosaic frame panels on the platform walls depicting the history of Greenwich Village. The names of some of these panels include "Bohemians," "Rebels," "Founders," and "Providers."

The station can briefly be seen in the backdrop of the music video for David Bowie's "I'm Afraid of Americans." Also, the 1999 comedy movie Big Daddy includes a scene of Adam Sandler, his character's foster son, and friends outside this station.

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Further reading

  • Lee Stokey. Subway Ceramics : A History and Iconography. 1994.

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