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Stillwell Coney Island

 

Stillwell Coney Island is where Stillwell Avenue begins, and it is its central section.

The avenue is 2.4miles long from Coney Island to Bay Parkway where it extends as the Bay Ridge Parkway or Route 439. Construction plans for Stillwell Avenue were drawn up in October 1926.

The road was to connect Bay Parkway and Neptune Avenue. The entire project, certified by Brooklyn president James J. Byrne, cost over three hundred thousand dollars.


Stillwell Avenue was named the Polar Bear Club Walk on December 11, 2008 after the Coney Island Polar Bear Club. Surf Avenue intersects with Stillwell on Coney Island, and that intersection is the location of what is possibly the largest subway station in the entire world. Aside from being the most massive rapid transit terminal, it is also the most energy-efficient transport facility. The station opened in 2004, and services the D F N Q trains.


Another station along Stillwell Avenue is the Bay 50th Street station. It is located in southern

Brooklyn in front of the John Dewey High School. Unlike the other station, it only serves the D train.
Commuters who want to skip the train, may go on the B64 bus line on Stillwell Avenue. The B64 begins from 86th Street and Bath Avenue, travels along Stillwell Avenue and ends in Coney Island.