Newkirk Avenue subway station officially renamed for Little Haiti

The Newkirk Avenue subway station on the 2/5 line in Flatbush has officially been renamed Newkirk Avenue-Little Haiti, honoring the large Haitian community in the area, officially known as Little Haiti.

“Each and every local subway station is ingrained in the fabric of the neighborhood,” said Craig Cipriano, acting president of New York City Transit, at an event commemorating the new name’s dedication. “Much like the local public schools, restaurants, and markets. Newkirk Avenue-Little Haiti is no different, it only made sense for us to adjust the name of the station for the area.”

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