| IRT Ninth Avenue Line|
3 June 1903
| June 11, 1940; 76 years ago (June 11, 1940)|
New York City Police Museum, Bryant Park, Marcus Garvey Park, William Tecumseh Sherman, Kappo Masa Restaurant
110th Street (IRT Ninth Avenue Line) Wikipedia
110th Street was a station on the demolished IRT Ninth Avenue Line. It had two levels. The lower level was built first and had two tracks and two side platforms and served local trains. The upper level was built as part of the Dual Contracts and had one track that served express trains that bypassed this station. It opened on June 3, 1903 and closed on June 11, 1940. The next southbound stop was 104th Street. The next northbound stop was 116th Street. This station had elevators as it was on the Suicide Curve.
According to Douglas (2004), the station was a popular site for suicide jumpers. In 1927, The New York Times reported that:
The number of suicides from the 110th Street Station of the Sixth Avenue elevated is ruining the business of the merchants with shops below, according to [the merchants].... According to [a spokesperson] there were eleven suicides from that station in the past year, and the effect has been such that potential customers prefer to walk a little farther rather than risk seeing a person hurtle from above.