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List of bus routes in Brooklyn

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) operates a number of bus routes in Brooklyn, New York, United States; one minor route is privately operated under a city franchise. Many of them are the direct descendants of streetcar lines (see list of streetcar lines in Brooklyn); the ones that started out as bus routes were almost all operated by the Brooklyn Bus Corporation, a subsidiary of the Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation, until the New York City Board of Transportation took over on June 5, 1940. Of the 55 local Brooklyn routes operated by the New York City Transit Authority, roughly 35 are the direct descendants of one or more streetcar lines, and most of the others were introduced in full or in part as new bus routes by the 1930s. Only the eastern section of the B82 (then the B50) and B83 was created by New York City Transit from scratch, in 1978 and 1966, respectively.

List of routes

This table gives details for the routes prefixed with "B" - in other words, those considered to run primarily in Brooklyn by the MTA. For details on routes with other prefixes, see the following articles:

Routes marked with an asterisk (*) run 24 hours a day.

Routes B1 to B26

All routes in this section are local service except route B6 which has local and limited-stop services.

Route Terminals Service operation and notes Streets traveled
[1] Bay Ridge
4th Avenue and 86th Street
at 86th Street ( R  train)
Manhattan Beach
Mackenzie Street and Oriental Boulevard
at Kingsborough Community College
All times 86th Street, Brighton Beach Avenue
[2] Midwood
East 16th Street and Kings Highway
at Kings Highway ( B   Q  trains)
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue
No overnight service Avenue R, Avenue S
[3] Bath Beach
Harway Avenue and 25th Avenue
Bergen Beach
East 71st Street and Avenue U
All times 25th Avenue, 86th Street, Avenue U
[4] Bay Ridge
Narrows Avenue and 77th Street
Sheepshead Bay
Knapp Street and Voorhies Avenue
No overnight service Bay Ridge Parkway, Stillwell Avenue, Avenue Z,
Emmons Avenue/Shore Parkway
[5]
Local service Bay Parkway, Avenue J, Glenwood Road, Avenue H,
Flatlands Avenue,
(Continue to East New York: Cozine Avenue)
Bath Beach
Harway Avenue and Bay 37th Street
East New York
Livonia Avenue and New Lots Avenue
at New Lots Avenue ( 3  train)
Full route and all times.
Limited-stop service
Bath Beach
Harway Avenue and Bay 37th Street
Canarsie
Glenwood Road and Rockaway Parkway
at Rockaway Parkway ( L  train)
No overnight and Sunday service.
[6] Bedford-Stuyvesant
Saratoga Avenue and Halsey Street
at Halsey Street ( J  train)
Midwood
Quentin Road and Coney Island Avenue
  • Full route
  • No late evening and overnight service.
Saratoga Avenue/Thomas Boyland Street, Kings Highway
Flatlands
Flatbush Avenue and Kings Highway
Early morning and late evening terminus.
[7] Brownsville
Hegeman Avenue and Rockaway Avenue
at Brookdale Hospital
Bay Ridge
4th Avenue and 95th Street
at 95th Street ( R  train)
  • Full route.
  • Overnight terminus.
Avenue D, 18th Avenue
Dyker Heights
Cropsey Avenue and 7th Avenue
at Veterans Administration Hospital
Full-time terminus.
[8] Bay Ridge
Shore Road and 71st Street
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue
  • Full route, full-time terminus
  • No overnight service
60th Street, Avenue M, Flatbush Avenue
Flatlands
Flatbush Avenue and Avenue L
Early morning and late night terminus
[9] Sunset Park
1st Avenue and 58th Street
at Brooklyn Army Terminal
Midwood
Flatbush Avenue and Avenue H
at Flatbush Avenue ( 2   5  trains), Brooklyn College
No overnight service 49th/50th Streets, Avenue J
[10] Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Ocean Avenue and Parkside Avenue
at Parkside Avenue ( Q  trains)
East New York
East New York Avenue and Alabama Avenue
at Alabama Avenue ( J   Z  trains)
All times Clarkson Avenue, East New York Avenue
[11] Spring Creek
Gateway Center Mall
Wyckoff Heights
Wyckoff Avenue and DeKalb Avenue
at DeKalb Avenue ( L  train), Wyckoff Hospital
No overnight service Crescent Street/Euclid Avenue, Fresh Pond Road,
Gates Avenue
[12] Crown Heights
Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway
at Utica Avenue ( 3   4  trains)
City Line
Brooklyn General Mail Facility
All times Eastern Parkway, Pitkin Avenue, Sutter Avenue
[13] Bedford-Stuyvesant
Broadway and Marcus Garvey Boulevard
at Woodhull Hospital and
Flushing Avenue ( J   M  trains)
JFK International Airport, Queens
Terminal 5
(connecting AirTrain JFK to all airport terminals)
  • Full route, all times
  • No stops along Conduit Avenue
    between Linden Boulevard/79th Street and
    Lefferts Boulevard in both directions.
Marcus Garvey Boulevard/Lewis Avenue, Ralph Avenue,
East 98th Street, New Lots Avenue
(Continuing to Airport:
Conduit Avenue, Pam Am Road, Service Road)
City Line
Linden Boulevard and Eldert Lane
Part-time terminus
[14] Bay Ridge
Shore Road and 4th Avenue
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Ocean Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
at Prospect Park ( B   Q   S  trains)
No overnight service 86th Street, Fort Hamilton Parkway, 13th/14th Avenues,
Caton Avenue
[15] Crown Heights
Utica Avenue and Eastern Parkway
at Utica Avenue ( 3   4  trains)
Canarsie
East 108th Street and Seaview Avenue
Full route, all times Remsen Avenue, Seaview Avenue
Canarsie
Seaview Avenue and East 80th Street
Ramsen Avenue, Avenue L, East 80th Street
[16] City Line
Brooklyn General Mail Facility
Ridgewood, Queens
Forest Avenue and 67th Avenue
at Forest Avenue ( M  train)
  • Full route
  • No overnight service
Linden Boulevard, Wortman Avenue, Pennsylvania Avenue,
(Continuing to Ridgewood:
Decatur/Summerfield and Schaeffer Streets)
East New York
Broadway and Fulton Street
at Broadway Junction ( A   C   J   L   Z  trains)
Part-time terminus
B24
[17]
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza (Lane 1)
Greenpoint
Greenpoint Avenue and Manhattan Avenue
Rodney Street/Marcy Avenue, Kingsland Avenue,
48th Street (Queens), Greenpoint Avenue
B25*
[18]
Fulton Landing
Front Street and York Street
East New York
Broadway Junction and Alabama Avenue
at Alabama Avenue ( J   Z  trains)
All times Fulton Street
B26*
[19]
Downtown Brooklyn
Cadman Plaza West and Tillary Street
Ridgewood, Queens
Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street
at Myrtle–Wyckoff Avenues ( L   M  trains)
All times Fulton Street, Halsey Street

Routes B31 to B49

Route Terminals Streets traveled Notes
[20] Midwood
East 16th Street and Kings Highway
at Kings Highway ( B   Q  trains)
Gerritsen Beach
Gerritsen Avenue and Lois Avenue
Avenue R, Gerritsen Avenue No overnight service.
B32
[21]
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
(Broadway and Roebling Street)
Long Island City
44th Drive and 21st Street
at Court Square - 23rd Street station ( E   M   G  Template:NYCS Flushing south trains)
Wythe/Kent Avenues, Franklin Street, Pulaski Bridge No late evening or overnight service.
B35*
[22]
Local service
Brownsville
Mother Gaston Boulevard and Hegeman Avenue
Sunset Park
1st Avenue and 39th Street
  • (Full route, runs overnights only.)
Church Avenue, 39th Street
Kensington
McDonald Avenue and Church Avenue
at Church Avenue ( F   G  trains)
  • (Full-time service)
  • (When limited-stop service runs, local buses do not serve Sunset Park.)
Church Avenue
Limited-stop service
Brownsville
Mother Gaston Boulevard and Hegeman Avenue
Sunset Park
1st Avenue and 39th Street
Church Avenue, 39th Street No overnight Limited-Stop service.
B36*
[23]
Sea Gate
West 37th Street and Surf Avenue
Sheepshead Bay
Avenue U and Nostrand Avenue
Surf Avenue, Avenue Z
B38*
[24]
Local service
Downtown Brooklyn
Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street
Ridgewood, Queens
Seneca Avenue and Catalpa Avenue
  • (Full route, only runs overnights and weekends only.)
Lafayette/DeKalb Avenues, Seneca Avenue
  • Trips alternate between both terminals all day.
  • Overnight trips serve only the Catalpa terminal.
Ridgewood, Queens
Metropolitan Avenue and Starr Street
  • (Part-time, local service)
  • (When limited-stop service runs, local buses do not serve Seneca and Catalpa Avenues.)
Lafayette/DeKalb Avenues, Woodward Avenue/Stanhope Street
Limited-stop service
Downtown Brooklyn
Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street
Ridgewood, Queens
Seneca Avenue and Catalpa Avenue
Lafayette/DeKalb Avenues, Seneca Avenue Weekday Limited-Stop service only.
B39
[25]
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Lane 6
Lower East Side, Manhattan
Delancey Street and Allen Street
Broadway, Delancey Street (Manhattan)
B41*
[26]
Local service
Downtown Brooklyn
Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush Avenue Trips alternate between both terminals at all times.
Bergen Beach
East 71st Street and Veterans Avenue
Flatbush Avenue, Avenue N, Veterans Avenue
Limited-stop service
Downtown Brooklyn
Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue
Flatbush Avenue Daily service except nights
Bergen Beach
East 71st Street and Veterans Avenue
Flatbush Avenue, Avenue N, Veterans Avenue Weekday service only.
B42*
[27]
Canarsie
Rockaway Parkway and Belt Parkway
Canarsie
at Rockaway Parkway ( L  train) bus loop
Rockaway Parkway
B43*
[28]
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Ocean Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
at Prospect Park( B   Q   S  trains)
Greenpoint
Box Street and Manhattan Avenue
Kingston/Brooklyn Avenues, Throop/Tompkins Avenues, Graham Avenue, Manhattan Avenue
B44*
[29]
Local service
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Lane 2
Sheepshead Bay
Knapp Street and Emmons Avenue
Lee Avenue, Bedford Avenue, New York Avenue, Nostrand Avenue Full route, all times
Limited-stop service
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Lane 2
Sheepshead Bay
Emmons Avenue and Nostrand Avenue
Lee Avenue, Bedford Avenue, New York Avenue, Nostrand Avenue Operates limited stop service runs all days except overnight service.
B45
[30]
Downtown Brooklyn
Court Street and Livingston Street
at Brooklyn Borough Hall
Crown Heights
Saint Johns Place and Ralph Avenue
Atlantic Avenue, Saint Johns Place
B46*
[31]
Local service
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza Lane 3
  • (Full route)
Utica Avenue, Malcolm X Boulevard, Broadway
  • Operates local service all times.
  • Some northbound rush hour service terminates at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue ( 2   3   4   5  trains)
  • Some Kings Plaza-bound rush hour service terminates at Avenue H and Utica Avenue.
Bedford-Stuyvesant
Malcolm X Boulevard and DeKalb Avenue
  • (Part-time terminus)
Utica Avenue, Malcolm X Boulevard
Limited-stop service
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Avenue U and Flatbush Avenue
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza Lane 3
  • (Full route)
Utica Avenue, Malcolm X Boulevard, Broadway
  • Operates limited-stop service runs all days except overnights.
Bedford-Stuyvesant
Malcolm X Boulevard and DeKalb Avenue
  • (Part-time terminus)
Utica Avenue, Malcolm X Boulevard
  • Operates limited-stop service weekdays only.
  • Some northbound rush hour service terminates at Eastern Parkway and Utica Avenue ( 2   3   4   5  trains)
  • Some Kings Plaza-bound rush hour service terminates at Avenue H and Utica Avenue.
B47*
[32]
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Avenue U
Bedford-Stuyvesant
Broadway and Marcus Garvey Boulevard
at Woodhull Hospital and Flushing Avenue ( J   M  trains)
Ralph Avenue
B48*
[33]
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Ocean Avenue and Flatbush Avenue
at Prospect Park ( B   Q   S  trains)
Greenpoint
Meeker Avenue and Gardner Avenue
Classon/Franklin Avenues,
Lorimer Street, Nassau Avenue
B49
[34]
Local service
Bedford-Stuyvesant
Fulton Street and Bedford Avenue
at Franklin Avenue ( C   S  trains)
Manhattan Beach
Mackenzie Street and Oriental Boulevard
at Kingsborough Community College
Bedford Avenue, Ocean/Rogers Avenues No overnight service.
Limited-Stop service
Crown Heights
Bedford Avenue and Empire Boulevard

AM
Manhattan Beach
Mackenzie Street and Oriental Boulevard
at Kingsborough Community College
Bedford Avenue, Ocean Avenue Southbound morning rush hour limited-stop service only.

Routes B52 to B84

Route Terminals Service operations and notes Streets traveled
B52*
[35]
Downtown Brooklyn
Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street
Ridgewood, Queens
Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street
at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues ( L   M  trains)
All times Gates Avenue
B54*
[36]
Downtown Brooklyn
Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue
at Jay Street – MetroTech ( A   C   F   R  trains)
Ridgewood, Queens
Wyckoff Avenue and Palmetto Street
at Myrtle-Wyckoff Avenues ( L   M  trains)
All times Myrtle Avenue
B57
[37]
Red Hook
Beard Street and Otsego Street
at Ikea Terminal
Maspeth, Queens
Fresh Pond Road and Flushing Avenue
No overnight service. Court/Smith Streets, Flushing Avenue
B60*
[38]
Canarsie
Williams Avenue and Flatlands Avenue
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza (Lane 4)
All times Rockaway Avenue, Wilson Avenue, Johnson Avenue,
South 4th/5th Streets
B61*
[39]
Downtown Brooklyn
Fulton Street and Smith Street
at Jay Street – MetroTech ( A   C   F   R  trains)
Park Slope
20th Street and Prospect Park West
All times 9th Street, Lorraine Street, Van Brunt Street,
Columbia Street, Atlantic Avenue
B62*
[40]
Downtown Brooklyn
Boerum Place and Livingston Street
Long Island City, Queens
Jackson Avenue and Queens Plaza South
at Queensboro Plaza ( 7   <7>   N   Q  trains)
and Queens Plaza ( E   M   R  trains)
All times Park Avenue, Wythe Avenue, Driggs/Bedford Avenues,
Manhattan Avenue, Jackson Avenue
B63*
[41]
Bay Ridge
Shore Road and 4th Avenue
Cobble Hill
Park Road and Atlantic Avenue
at Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 6
All times 5th Avenue, Atlantic Avenue
B64
[42]
Bay Ridge
Shore Road and 71st Street
Coney Island
Mermaid Avenue and Stillwell Avenue
at Stillwell Avenue ( D   F   N   Q  trains)
No overnight service. Bay Ridge Avenue, 13th Avenue, Bath Avenue,
25th Avenue, Harway Avenue, Stillwell Avenue
B65
[43]
Downtown Brooklyn
Jay Street and Myrtle Avenue
at Jay Street – MetroTech ( A   C   F   R  trains)
Crown Heights
Ralph Avenue and Saint Johns Place
No overnight service. Bergen Street, Dean Street
B67
[44]
Kensington
Cortelyou Road and McDonald Avenue
Downtown Brooklyn
Jay Street and Sands Street
at York Street ( F  train)
  • Full time terminus.
  • No overnight service.
McDonald Avenue, 7th Avenue, Flatbush Avenue, Jay Street
and extended trips to Brooklyn Navy Yard.
South Williamsburg
Division Avenue and Wythe Avenue
  • Part-time terminus.
  • Weekday rush hours and midday only
B68*
[45]
Windsor Terrace
Bartel Pritchard Square
at 15th Street – Prospect Park ( F   G  trains)
Coney Island
Mermaid Avenue and Stillwell Avenue
at Stillwell Avenue ( D   F   N   Q  trains)
All times Coney Island Avenue, Brighton Beach Avenue
B69
[46]
Downtown Brooklyn
Sands Street and Pearl Street
Kensington
Cortelyou Road and McDonald Avenue
No overnight service. McDonald Avenue, 7th Avenue, Vanderbilt Avenue
B70
[47]
Sunset Park
1st Avenue and 39th Street
Dyker Heights
Cropsey Avenue and 7th Avenue
at Veterans Administration Hospital
No overnight service. 3rd Avenue, Bay Ridge Avenue, 8th Avenue
B74
[48]
Sea Gate
West 37th Street and Mermaid Avenue
Coney Island
Mermaid Avenue and Stillwell Avenue
at Stillwell Avenue ( D   F   N   Q  trains)
No overnight service. Mermaid Avenue
B82*
[49]
Local service Pennsylvania Avenue, Flatlands Avenue, Kings Highway,
Bay Parkway, Cropsey Avenue
Starrett City
Pennsylvania Avenue
and Seaview Avenue
Coney Island
Mermaid Avenue and Stillwell Avenue
at Stillwell Avenue ( D   F   N   Q  trains)
Full route, all times except rush hours
Bath Beach
Crospey Avenue and Bay 37 Street
Part-time, all day except overnights
Limited-stop service
Starrett City
Pennsylvania Avenue
and Seaview Avenue
Coney Island
Mermaid Avenue and Stillwell Avenue
at Stillwell Avenue ( D   F   N   Q  trains)
Weekday rush hours.
[50] Spring Creek
Gateway Center Mall
East New York
Broadway and Fulton Street
at Broadway Junction ( A   C   J   L   Z  trains)
No overnight service. Pennsylvania Avenue, Van Siclen Avenue
[51] Spring Creek
Gateway Center Mall
East New York
Livonia Avenue and New Lots Avenue
at New Lots Avenue ( 3  train)
No overnight and weekend evening service. Flatlands Avenue, Ashford Street

Routes B100 and B103

These routes were formerly operated by the Command Bus Company until MTA takeover in December 2005. The routes are currently operated under MTA Bus.

Route Terminals Notes Streets traveled
[52] Midwood
East 16th Street and Kings Highway
at Kings Highway ( B   Q  trains)
Mill Basin
56th Drive and Strickland Avenue
No overnight service. Quentin Road, Fillmore Avenue, 66th Street
[53]
Limited-stop service
Canarsie
Williams Avenue and Flatlands Avenue
Downtown Brooklyn
Tillary Street and Adams Street
at Cadman Plaza
  • Full route and no overnight service.
  • No stops between Kensington
    and Downtown Brooklyn.
East 105 Street, Avenue M, East 80 Street, Glenwood Road, Avenue H.
Continuing to Downtown Brooklyn:
Flatbush Avenue, Cortelyou Road, Coney Island Avenue,
Church Avenue, Prospect Expressway, 3rd/4th Avenues,
Livingston Street and Cadman Plaza West/Adams Street
Midwood
Flatbush Avenue and Avenue H
at Flatbush Avenue ( 2   5  trains)
No overnight service.

Route B110

This route is operated by Private Transportation Corporation under a franchise with the City of New York, and is the lone unsubsidized route operating in Brooklyn. MetroCard is not accepted for payment of fare on this line, which has a one-way cash fare of US$2.50.[54]

In October 2011, the B110 was reported in several New York newspapers to have signs requiring female passengers to sit in the back to avoid possible contact with men, as is considered necessary by some Hassidic Jewish groups in the area it serves.[55][56][57][58] The story was reported internationally.[59][60][61][62] On October 20, the New York City Department of Transportation said it would shut down the line if the gender separation was not discontinued,[63] but six days later, Private Transportation Corporation agreed to end this practice.[64]

Currently, Private Transportation Corp. no longer enforces the Hasidic custom that men and women sit apart in social situations. But still most Hasidic men and women riders choose to sit apart each other and do not complain about segregation.[65]

Route Terminals Notes Streets traveled
Borough Park
18th Avenue and 49th Street
Williamsburg
Lynch Street and Lee Avenue
  • Private express franchised route, authorized by NYCDOT[67]
  • No service from 2 hours prior to sundown on Friday until nightfall Saturday.
49th/50h Streets, Bedford/Lee Avenues (local service)

Route history

Route History
B1
  • Sheepshead Bay area bus began April, 1919 by Plum Beach Auto Stage.
  • 86th Street Line streetcar until August 12, 1948.
  • 86th Street portion and Bay Ridge Avenue portion of B1 (west of 25 Avenue) were B34 until 1978.
  • Service via Brighton Beach was B21 until 1978.
  • Western end (13th Avenue and 86th Street) swapped with the B64 in 2010.
  • Current routing originally proposed in the 1970s as B86.
B2
  • Began 1922 by Kings Coach Company.
  • Overnight service discontinued in 1995.
  • Weekend service discontinued in 2010 and restored in 2012.
B3
  • Began 1922 by Kings Coach Company.
  • Extended along 25 Avenue in 1978.
  • Service via East 73rd and 74th Streets discontinued in 2010.
B4
  • Began September 28, 1931 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Eastern terminus was Stillwell Avenue and 86 Street until 1978.
  • Emmons Avenue portion was B21 until 1978.
  • Extended to Sheepshead Bay in 1978, via Coney Island Hospital and along B36 and B21 routes.
  • Off-peak service east of Coney Island Hospital discontinued in 2010, restored in January 2013.
  • Service on Neptune Avenue discontinued in 2010, restored January 2013.
B6
  • Bay Parkway bus began August 24, 1931 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Cozine Avenue service was new route in 1968 as B84.
  • Original eastern terminus was Ashford Street; extended along Ashford Street in 1989.
B7
  • Began June 29, 1930 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Overnight service discontinued in 2010.
B8
  • Began October 22, 1925 by Queens Bus Lines.
  • Daytime service between Bay Ridge and Veterans Administration Hospital discontinued in 2010.
  • Original eastern terminus was the Brooklyn Terminal Market.
  • Most trips were rerouted to Brookdale Hospital in 1990s. Terminal Market service discontinued in 1995.
B9
B11
  • Began September 21, 1931 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Extended to Rockaway Parkway ( L  train) on November 12, 1978.
  • In mid 1980s, route was shorten to the current terminus.
  • Overnight service discontinued in 1995.
B12
  • Began November 23, 1931 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Service originally ran to City Line (Sheridan Av and Liberty Av), but was cut back to Broadway Junction in 2010.
B13
  • Began October 25, 1921 by Independent Buses.
  • Merged with route B18 in 2002.
  • In June 27, 2010 eliminated almost all of the former B18 route except the short Wyckoff Avenue portion.
  • Via Glendale and Ridgewood in Queens.
B14
  • Began August 1925 by Eastern Parkway, Brownsville and East New York Transit Relief Association.
B15
  • Sumner Avenue Line streetcar until July 20, 1947.
  • New Lots Avenue Line streetcar until June 28, 1941.
  • Became route B10 before being renumbered to B15 in 1993 when extended to JFK Airport to avoid confusion with Q10.
  • Service removed from General Mail Facility in September 2013.
B16
  • Began October 28, 1931 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Overnight service discontinued in 1995.
B17
  • Began August 17, 1931 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
B20
  • Began November 30, 1931 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Operated via Linden Boulevard between Pennsylvania Avenue and Eldert Lane until 1978.
  • Rerouted in 1978 to serve the Boulevard and Linden Houses via Wortman and Cozine Avenues.
B24
  • Calvary Cemetery Line (Greenpoint Avenue) streetcar until January 26, 1930.
  • Meeker and Marcy Avenues Line streetcar until April 17, 1939.
  • Weekend service discontinued in June 2010, restored January 2013.
  • Via Sunnyside, Queens.
B25
B26
B31
  • Began 1922 by Kings Coach Company.
  • Former western terminus East 16 St and Avenue U.
  • Rerouted to the B2 western terminus in 1978.
B32
  • Introduced September 8, 2013.
B35
B36
  • Sea Gate Line streetcar until December 1, 1946.
  • Originally ran in Sea Gate (via a separate bus) until 1978.
  • Originally ran via Neptune Avenue and rerouted via Coney Island Hospital in 1978.
B38
B39
  • Williamsburg Bridge Local streetcar until December 4, 1948.
  • May 1, 1999 and five months later, no fare was collected due to the Williamsburg Bridge subway reconstruction.[69]
  • Eliminated in June 2010, daytime service restored in January 2013.
  • Travels between Brooklyn and Manhattan via the Williamsburg Bridge.
B41
  • Flatbush Avenue Line streetcar until March 5, 1951.
  • Former northern terminus Furman St and Cadman Plaza West
B42
  • Rockaway Parkway Line streetcar until April 29, 1951.
  • Northern terminus (bus loop) is inside subway fare control.
B43
B44
B45
B46
  • Utica and Reid Avenues Line streetcar until March 18, 1951.
  • Service was extended to Jacob Riis Park in Rockaway, Queens during the summer season in the 1980s.
  • Second busiest route in New York City.[71]
B47
  • Ralph Avenue Line streetcar until November 1, 1943
  • Ralph and Rockaway Avenues Line streetcar until May 27, 1951.
  • Created as a result of a merge of the B40 and B78 in 2002.
  • Former route B40 service east of Ralph Avenue and north of Woodhull Hospital discontinued.
B48
  • Franklin Avenue Line (surface) streetcar until October 28, 1945.
  • Lorimer Street Line streetcar until December 14, 1947.
  • Route originally continued to Lefferts Gardens; service south of Fulton Street eliminated in 2010, restored January 2013.
B49
  • Ocean Avenue Line streetcar until April 29, 1951.
  • Rerouted to serve the Sheepshead Bay subway station in 1978 (when B1 was rerouted via Brighton Beach).
  • Southbound Limited-Stop service started in 2010.
B52
B54
B57
  • Flushing Avenue Line streetcar until November 21, 1948.
  • Court Street Line streetcar until July 17, 1949.
  • Smith Street Line (surface) streetcar until February 11, 1951.
  • Extended along the Smith/Court Street sections of the B75 in 2010.
  • Extended to Red Hook in January 2013 from Smith-9th Streets subway station.
B60
B61
  • Columbia Street and Van Brunt Street portion part of Crosstown Line (Brooklyn surface) streetcar until January 27, 1951.
  • Lorraine and Ninth Street route begun August 27, 1936 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Originally ran between Red Hook and Long Island City, Queens.
  • Route north of Downtown Brooklyn was split off from original B61 route (now B62) in January 2010.
  • Extended along former B77 route and Ninth Street portion of B75 route in 2010.
B62
B63
B64
  • Bay Ridge Avenue Line streetcar until May 15, 1949.
  • Bay Ridge Avenue and 86th Street portion of B1 were B34 until 1978.
  • Western end (13th Avenue and 86th Street) swapped with B1 in 2010.
  • Southern terminus was originally Coney Island, cut back to Bath Beach in 2010, restored in January 2013.
B65
  • Bergen Street Line streetcar until July 20, 1947.
  • Rerouted from Cobble Hill to Downtown Brooklyn in late 1990s.
B67
B68
  • Coney Island Avenue Line streetcar until November 30, 1955.
B69
  • Vanderbilt Avenue Line streetcar until August 20, 1950.
  • Southern portion merged into B67 in 2010. See also B67.
  • Weekend service discontinued on B69 in 2010 and restored back in January 2013.
B70
  • Eighth Avenue Line (Brooklyn surface) streetcar until May 15, 1949.
  • Rerouted from 7th Avenue to 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge in summer 2010 to replace B37 service.
B74
  • Norton's Point Line streetcar until November 7, 1948.
B82
  • Western portion (west of Flatbush Avenue) begun August 29, 1924 by Queens Bus Lines.
  • Eastern portion (B50) introduced in 1976 from Spring Creek Towers to Canarsie only.
  • Extended to Midwood in 1978.
  • Combined from routes B5 and B50 on September 10, 1995. [70]
  • Extended to Coney Island in 2003, Limited-stop service added in 2010.
B83
  • New route 1966.
  • Original southern terminus was Cozine Avenue and Berriman Street.
  • Rerouted along Van Siclen Avenue and into Spring Creek Towers in 1978.
  • Extended to Gateway Mall in 2007.
B84
  • New route June 30, 2013.
  • Services part of original B83 footprint in East New York (between Jerome Street and Berriman Street).
B100
B103
  • Formerly operated by Command Bus Company.
  • Former terminus at East 94 Street and Flatlands Avenue and requested trips to Corzine Avenue and Ashford St.[73]
  • Saturday service added in 2006.
  • Extended to Williams Avenue on May 4, 2009 and Sunday service added on September 6, 2009.

Former routes

Note that the "B" prefix was not added until the mid-1970s, and, on December 11, 1988, some of the Brooklyn "B" routes primarily in Queens were redesignated as "Q" routes.[74]

Route Terminals Streets traveled and history
B3K
Midwood
Kings Highway and East 16th St
Marine Park
Gerritsen Av and Av U
  • Traveled on East 16 St and Av U
  • Subway shuttle during reconstruction of Avenue U and Neck Road stations from 2008 to 2010.
B5
Bensonhurst
Cropsey Av and Canal Av
Flatlands
Flatbush Av and Kings Highway
  • Traveled on Kings Highway, Bay Parkway, Cropsey Av
  • Merged with B50 into B82 in 1995.
B10
Bedford-Stuyvesant
Broadway and Marcus Garvey Blvd
City Line
Linden Blvd and Eldert Lane
  • Traveled on Marcus Garvey Blvd (ex-Sumner Av), Lewis Av, New Lots Av
  • Route still exists today; extended to JFK Airport in 1993.
  • Route was renumbered to B15 to avoid confusion with the Q10.
B15
(first use)
Downtown Brooklyn
Hanson Place and Flatbush Av
Chinatown, Manhattan
Baxter St and Canal St
  • Traveled on Manhattan Bridge, Flatbush Av
  • Became an extension of the B63; later the B51, and then it was discontinued in June 2010.
B18
Williamsburg
Graham Av and Metropolitian Av
Cypress Hills
Jamaica Av and Cresent St
  • Traveled on Metropolitan Av, Morgan Av, Wyckoff Av, Cypress Av
  • Begun November 30, 1931 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit.
  • Merged into an extended B13 on September 8, 2002 west of Myrtle Av (east of it was discontinued).
  • Remainder of route discontinued in 2010;
    (except for short segment between Ridgewood Terminal and Wyckoff Hospital).
B19
(first use)
N/A
  • Traveled on Cypress Hills St, Gates Av
  • Now part of the B13.
B19
(second use)
Downtown Brooklyn
Hanson Place and Flatbush Av
Fort Greene
Grand Av and Flushing Av
  • Traveled on Carlton Av, Adelphi St
  • Discontinued 1980s.
B21
Manhattan Beach
Mackenzie St and Oriental Blvd
Sheepshead Bay
Knapp St and Voorhies Av
  • Traveled on Oriental Blvd, Brighton Beach Av, Ocean Parkway, Av Z, Emmons Av
  • Replaced in 1978 with parts of the B1, B4, and B36.
B22
East New York
Broadway and Fulton St
Jamaica, Queens
89th Av and Parsons Blvd
  • Traveled on Broadway, Atlantic Av
  • Route still exists. Relabeled and renumbered to Q24 in December 11, 1988. [75][76]
B23
Borough Park
New Utrecht Av and 62nd St
Flatbush
Flatbush Av and Cortelyou Rd
  • Traveled on 16th Av, Cortelyou Rd
  • 16th Av Line streetcar until January 26, 1930 and Cortelyou Rd Line streetcar until July 23, 1930.
  • Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[77]
B27X
See X27 for details. Brooklyn-Manhattan express bus route.
B28X
See X28 for details.
B29X
See X29 for details.
B29
(first use)
Greenpoint
West St and Greenpoint Av
Williamsburg
Broadway and Kent St
  • Traveled on Metropolitan Av, Kingsland Av, Meeker Av
  • Southern part of the current B24.[78]
B30
Greenpoint
Kingsland Av and Meeker Av
Woodside, Queens
47 St and Greenpoint Av
  • Traveled on Humboldt St, Kingsland Av, Greenpoint Av, Review Av, 48th St
  • Created prior from portions of B29 that were not merged into the B24.
  • Discontinued 1995.
B33
Red Hook
Ferry Place and Hamilton Av
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Flatbush Av and Ocean Av
  • Traveled on Hamilton Av, Prospect Av, Parkside Av, Ocean Av
  • Discontinued 1993.
B34
Bay Ridge
Shore Road and Bay Ridge Av
Bath Beach
Harway Av and 25th Av
  • Traveled on Bay Ridge Av, 13th Av, 86th St
  • Replaced by extended B1 in 1978. Currently part of B1 and B64 routes.
B36S
Sea Gate
Atlantic Av and Surf Av
shuttle loop
  • Sea Gate shuttle loop
  • Discontinued 1988.
B37
Bay Ridge
Shore Rd and 4th Av
Downtown Brooklyn
Court St and Livingston St
  • Traveled on Livingston St, 3rd Av
  • Third Avenue Line streetcar until March 1, 1942.
  • Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis,
    (B70 rerouted to cover portion south of Bay Ridge Av.)[77]
B40
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
East New York
Liberty Av and Pennsylvania Av
  • Traveled on Broadway, Ralph Av, Liberty Av
  • Route discontinued September 8, 2002.
  • Ralph Avenue portion merged with B78 at that time to form current B47.
B47
(first use)
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Flatbush Av and Empire Blvd
  • Traveled on Empire Blvd, Kingston Av, Brooklyn Av, Throop Av, Tompkins Av, Division Av
  • Merged in 1995 with B62 to form the B43 route.
B50
Spring Creek
Seaview Av and Pennsylvania Av
Midwood
Coney Island Av and Kings Highway
  • Traveled on Kings Highway, Flatlands Av, Seaview Av
  • Merged with the B5 in 1995 to form the B82.
B51
City Hall, Manhattan
Beekman St and Park Row
Downtown Brooklyn
Fulton St and Smith St
  • Traveled on Flatbush Av, Manhattan Bridge, Lafayette St, St. James Place
  • Began November 13, 1929 by Brooklyn-Manhattan Transit Corporation.
  • Replacing Manhattan Bridge Three Cent Line streetcar.
  • Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[77]
B53
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
Jamaica, Queens
171st Av and Jamaica Av
  • Traveled on Grand St, Metropolitan Av
  • Route still exists. Relabeled and renumbered to Q54 in December 11, 1988.[75] [76]
B55
Ridgewood, Queens
Wyckoff Av and Palmetto St
Richmond Hill, Queens
Jamaica Avenue and Myrtle Av
  • Traveled on Myrtle Av
  • Route still exists. Relabeled to Q55 in December 11, 1988.[75] [76]
B56
East New York
Broadway and Fulton St
Jamaica, Queens
171st Av and Jamaica Av
  • Traveled on Jamaica Av
  • Route still exists. Relabeled to Q56 in December 11, 1988.[75] [76]
B58
Flushing, Queens
Main St and 41st Rd
Ridgewood, Queens
Wyckoff Av and Palmetto St
  • Traveled on Fresh Pond Rd, Grand Av, Corona Av
  • Route still exists. Relabeled to Q58 in December 11, 1988.[75] [76]
B59
Rego Park, Queens
63rd Drive and Queens Blvd
Williamsburg
Williamsburg Bridge Plaza
  • Traveled on Grand St, Grand Av
  • Route still exists. Relabeled to Q59 in December 11, 1988.[75] [76]
B62
(first use)
Greenpoint
Box St and Manhattan Av
Downtown Brooklyn
Pearl St and High St
  • Traveled on Flushing Av, Graham Av
  • Graham Av portion merged with former B47 to form B43 in 1995.
  • Flushing Av portion discontinued same time.
B66
Downtown Brooklyn
Cadman Plaza and Tillary Street
Red Hook, Brooklyn
Columbia St and Halleck St
  • Traveled on Court St[78]
  • Now part of the B57, formerly part of B75.
B71
Cobble Hill
Van Brunt St and Sackett St
Crown Heights
Sterling Place and Rogers Av
  • Traveled on Union St, Eastern Parkway
  • Union Street Line streetcar until December 1, 1945.
  • Discontinued June 27, 2010 due to budget crisis.[77]
B72
East Elmhurst, Queens
23 Av and Junction Blvd
Rego Park, Queens
Queens Blvd and Junction Blvd
B74SS
Sea Gate
West 37 St and Mermaid Av
Brighton Beach
Corbin Place and Oriental Blvd
  • Traveled on Mermaid Av, Neptune Av, Brighton Beach Av
  • SS stands for "Shoppers Special", started in early 1980s and discontinue afterwards.
B75
Downtown Brooklyn
Sands St and Jay St
Park Slope
20th St and Prospect Park West
  • Traveled on Court St, Smith St, 9th St
  • Court St Line streetcar until July 17, 1949 and Smith St Line streetcar until February 11, 1951.
  • Replaced in 2010 with B57 and B61 due to budget crisis.[77]
B77
Red Hook
Beard St and Van Brunt St
Park Slope
5th Av and 10th Street
B77S
Red Hook
Smith Street and 9th Streets
Red Hook
Halleck St and Columbia St
  • Traveled on West 9 St, Columbia St; (Erie Basin/Red Hook pier Shuttle)
  • Discontinue in the late 1980s for low ridership. Now part of B61 and formerly part of B77.
B78
Crown Heights
Rutland Rd and East 98 St
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
East 54 St and Av U
  • Traveled on Ralph Av
  • Merged with B40 on September 8, 2002 to form the B47.
B82
(first use)
Kings Plaza Shopping Center
Flatbush Av and Av U
Bergen Beach
East 74 St and Av U
  • Traveled on Av U[78]
  • Now part of the B3.
B84
(first use)
East New York
Ashford St and Cozine Av
Canarsie
Rockaway Pkwy and Glenwood Rd
  • Traveled on Flatlands Av, Cozine Av
  • Now part of the B6.
B86
Bay Ridge
4th Av and 86th St
Manhattan Beach
Mackenzie St and Oriental Blvd
  • Traveled on 86th St, Brighton Beach Av
  • Proposed in the late 1970s. Implemented in 2010 as a rerouted B1.
B88
Downtown Brooklyn
Court St and Remsen St
shuttle loop
  • 29 Stops along the route between Brooklyn and Manhattan. Nicknamed "Culture Bus Loop II".
  • Operating on the Memorial Day weekend on May 26, 1973; weekends and holidays only.
  • Discontinued after Labor Day on September 3, 1984.[79]
B101
Midwood
East 16th St and Kings Highway
Bergen Beach
East 74th St and Av L
  • Traveled on Av L, Kings Highway
  • Never implemented, proposed by Pioneer Bus in 1970s.
DeKalb Av
shuttle
Chinatown, Manhattan
Grand St and Chrystie St
Downtown Brooklyn
Dekalb Av and Flatbush Av
Denotes: Av= Avenue, Blvd= Boulevard, Rd= Road, St= Street

References

External links

  • 1969 Brooklyn and Staten Island bus map
  • Brooklyn bus map
  • Brooklyn bus schedule
  • MTA NYC Transit - Bus Service
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