Broadway Station is a stop on the Long Island Rail Road’s Port Washington branch in Flushing at Northern Boulevard and 162ndStreet. It opened in 1866.
The station retains the name Broadway because in the 19th century that was the original name of Northern Boulevard.
Because of the mass building of homes in the area and residents using the LIRR. Broadway station, Northern Boulevard had to be made wider.
Flushing, known for itsvariety of trees, had dozens of healthy trees— mostly 75 years old — cut down in the name of progress. After the widening project on Northern Boulevard, no trees werereplaced.