Monday, March 2, 2009

D Train - 167 St. (Day 2, stop #56)

Out: The first station along Grand Concourse.  This boulevard is wide and feels very open.  The people outside are mostly Hispanic, presumably Dominican or Puerto Rican.  There are red brick tenements along the concourse and on 167th, overlooking the view to northern Manhattan.  There is also and apartment complex that has more 70’s-style boxy architecture.  There isn’t too much commercial activity, but I bought a donut from an Arabic guy at a bodega on the corner.

In:  This station is older-looking, with green & yellow tiling inside.  The lighting is dim and the concrete floors give a dirty impression of the station.  At least the ceilings are pretty high.  The layout is still 2 platform, 3 track with express bypass.  There’s a yellow tile stripe on the wall and yellow metal columns by the platform edge.  The white tiling on the walls is brick-shaped in white.