Uncertain Fate For Existing Signage at Renamed Atlantic Av.-Barclays Center Station

If history is any guide, at least some of the soon-to-be-obsolete signs will end up for sale.

Goodbye, Atlantic Av.-Pacific St. station. Hello, Atlantic Av.-Barclays Center.

With little fanfare, the Metropolitan Transit Authority put up signs last week informing riders that the station connecting nine subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road would be renamed for the 19,000-seat mega-arena .

Less clear, however, was the fate of dozens of existing (and now obsolete) signs throughout the transit complex.

According to an MTA spokesman, the signs will be taken down in phases this summer, with new permanent signage in place by .

As for the old Atlantic Av.-Pacific St. signs, all options seemed to be on the table.

Though MTA officials couldn't confirm plans to sell these future relics of a pro sports-challenged Brooklyn—considering the prices signs from elsewhere in the subway system are fetching, it looked pretty likely that the cash-strapped agency wouldn't just be throwing them away.

According to a NYC Transit Surplus Materials Sales fact sheet, a pillar sign from the MetroTech "R" station in Downtown Brooklyn could be hanging in a transit aficionado’s living room for $60.

How about a large aluminum sign from Avenue U station in Midwood?

That's a steal at $40, according to the MTA.


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