Thursday, March 13, 2014
From PIX 11:
Officially, the name of the stations comes from a specific geographic location or street. Neighbors in Briarwood, Queens don’t think “Van Wyck” needs to be attached to their station along the E & F Queens Boulevard Line.
Most subway station names correspond to a street directly located at the entrance. Neighbors in Briarwood say the Van Wyck runs through many communities and it doesn’t describe the location.
Assemblymember David Weprin has introduced a bill to change the name of the Briarwood-Van Wyck Station. The measure still needs to have a hearing and co-sponsor.