Bergen Lower Level, 2013June 5th, 2013 by Bad Guy Joe
The lower level of Bergen Street Station in Brooklyn is a long 'abandoned' mess. 'Abandoned' probably is not right right word for this station though - since it was never placed in regular commuter use. It has never been tiled and only features a bare minimum of lighting.
The overall station itself is probably best known for a very creepy scene shot there for the 1990 movie 'Jacob's Ladder'.
Two tracks run through this station, which lays directly below the active F and G subway lines. These express tracks run up a ramp at Carroll street and run between the two active tracks going south into Brooklyn. North of the station, the tracks ramp upward, leading to a switch where they combine with the local tracks.
Today, the station is in decay. Water seeps in and drips down the tagged up walls - outside of some FE tags, the rest just even very good when compared to other abandoned NYC subway stations. Trash and muck are everywhere. It's simply not a pretty sight. There are no plans to place this platform into customer service anytime soon.