In: The trains are only coming every 20 minutes over here, definitely getting to be quite a pain to do the Rockaways. This station has a metal staircase and pervading smell of urine as you enter. This place is in worse need of a paint job than Beach 25
St., but otherwise the layout is pretty similar. Here I saw a cop bust someone for turnstile jumping, but he’s wearing a tie, so he’s gotta be innocent, right? Also the lamp posts here are straight black poles with a retro-round lamp housing at the end.
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
A Train - Beach 36 St.-Edgemere (Day 4, stop #154)
Out: This intersection is pretty quiet, with mostly an open grass space between the couple of roads over here. There is a new-looking housing development with colorful duplexes in blue, yellow, and pale green. There are also a few people around at a couple of bus stops. There’s also a high school on the north side of Rockaway Fwy. The general feeling here is kind of desolate, but in semi-suburban sense rather than the isolated feeling you get in some rough neighborhoods. Even though I did see some random lady squatting to pee by an apple tree, which is kind of strange. Also another thing I just noticed is that the power and phone lines are actually above ground here, even though they are buried in most of the city.