By CBSNewYork Team

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Brooklyn subway station has been renamed to pay tribute to the city’s Haitian-American community.

The Newkirk Avenue station in Flatbush is now the Newkirk Avenue-Little Haiti station.

It’s located in the Haitian community’s business and cultural district.

The MTA says the renaming is part of a project to honor the neighborhood’s unique Haitian roots and boost economic development in the area.

CBSNewYork Team