With the long-awaited opening of the transfer between the uptown IRT at Bleecker St. and IND station at Broadway-Lafayette earlier this week, Transit had to issue a new subway map. In doing so, the agency has decided to release a revised version of the Night Map as well.
The Night Map is the MTA’s recognition that one map isn’t quite enough. With overnight subway service vastly different than that of rush hour, the Night Map serves to provide late-night riders in the know with a proper route around the city. The first edition was available only at the Transit Museum in Brooklyn the museum’s Annex in Grand Central Terminal. It was quite popular amongst map collectors, to say the least.
“The first edition of the night map was a fabulous edition to our map offerings and a big hit with Museum visitors,” Gabrielle Shubert, Director of the New York Transit Museum, said. “Customers weren’t happy we only gave away one copy per customer, but because it was a limited edition, we wanted to make sure as many museum patrons as possible had a chance to get one.”
With the second edition of the Night Map, the MTA is expanding distribution. Still, only 25,000 copies will be available, but these copies can be picked up at some of the stations that suffer the most from overnight service changes, including all of the R stops in Brooklyn from 36th St. to 95th St., the overnight M train terminals and stations along the Queens Boulevard route that see significant reductions in subway frequency.
The Night Map is available online right here as a PDF, and the full list of stations carrying it comes after the jump. Pick one of these up when you can. Supplies won’t last.
95th Street R
86th Street R
77th Street R
Bay Ridge Avenue R
59th Street R
53rd Street R
45th Street R
36th Street DNR
4th Avenue-9th Street FGR
Atlantic Avenue-Barclays 2345BDNQR
DeKalb Avenue BQR
Queens Plaza EMR
Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Avenue EFMR
Forest Hills-71 Avenue EFMR
Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer EJZ
Middle Village-Metropolitan Avenue M
Myrtle Avenue JMZ
Astoria-Ditmars Blvd NQ
Euclid Avenue AC
Broadway Junction ACJZL