1. The 7 Line’s Main Street Stop is the Busiest Subway Station Outside of Manhattan

The Flushing—Main Street station was originally constructed as part of the Dual Contracts between the city and two private companies: the Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) and the Brooklyn–Manhattan Transit Corporation (BMT). The stop opened on January 21, 1928, serving as the eastern terminus for the 7 train line. Up until its construction at the intersection of Main Street and Roosevelt Avenue, the junction of Northern Boulevard and Main Street was considered to be the center of Flushing.

Today, the Flushing-Main Street station invites over 19 million annual visitors, making it the 12th busiest station system-wide and the busiest station outside of Manhattan (2015).

Next, check out our Architectural Guide to Flushing and read our neighborhood profile of Flushing.