In: Similar to Crescent St., except here it’s only one flight of stairs up to the booth. Also the awning only extends to cover ~1/4 of the platform. Also, there is no stained glass here. I took a photo from the platform of some graffiti.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
J Train - Norwood Ave. (Day 4, stop #186)
Out: There’s a pupuseria which is visible from the subway platform, which is quite tempting as I’m feeling hungry. It looks like there are some Salvadoreans around, as well as a number of West Indian places. I go into “Roti on the Run” and I am totally won over. It’s run by Trinidadian Indians, who are brown-skinned but have thick West Indian accents. I bought an aloo pie, basically some very spicy potatoes inside a fried doughy tube, which tasted great and only cost $1. Plus they had a clean bathroom. I definitely recommend that spot. The neighborhood still looks pretty mixed overall, but there does appear to be more of a black presence than at previous stops. The buildings here are mostly two and three story; many are row houses with siding or brick, some in better condition than others.