Monday, January 14, 2008

1 Train - 145 St. (Day 1, stop #17)

Out: 145 St. itself is a wide boulevard with 4 lanes of traffic. To the west is a sloping hill down towards the Hudson, offering an expansive view of the New Jersey cliffs and homes across the river. 

Can also see the entrance to Riverbank State Park. To the east there is a pleasant line of red brick tenements leading up a hill (is this Sugar Hill?). There is an interesting 2-story, smaller building at the SE corner of the intersection. The other stores are pretty typical: mom & pop, pagers, Banco Popular. People seem mixed between Latino and black. A Mexican food place nearby; maybe not as Dominican here?

In: Station very similar to 157 St. Platforms are slightly wider, but still dimly lit with dirty white tiling on walls. 2 track, 2 plat setup.