Thursday, April 30, 2009

7 Train - Main St.-Flushing (Day 7, stop #293)

Out:  This is a very busy intersection here at the corner of Roosevelt and Main St.  There are lots of businesses, many with signs in Chinese.  Asians definitely dominate here, but there are a fair number of Hispanics as well.  

I can hear a lot of Chinese being spoken on the streets.  The housing is mostly tenements with some smaller brick apartments.  Being in Flushing, I felt the need to eat a Chinese bakery; this time I got a red bean bun that was pretty good.

In:  The station here is underground again.  There are white tiles on the walls, and a two platform, three track layout for the end of the local and express lines on the 7.  The tiles on the wall look pretty new, and there are tile mosaics on the mezzanine.  The lighting is good, but the station is crowded! It’s 5:20 p.m., so the afternoon rush is in full effect.  I took the train to the last stop here to travel against rush hour when hitting the other 7 stops.