Thursday, May 7, 2009

2 Train - Beverly Rd. (Day 10, stop #426)

Out:  Here there are some attractive row houses right on Nostrand with curved fronts (see photo) right outside the stop.  

There is a store advertising “Haitian products”, and the people around are still almost all black and likely many are West Indian.  There is also a Kennedy Fried Chicken, a cleaners, and delis.  

The area looks pretty rough, but not too bad.  The housing seems to be mostly 4-6 story brick apartment buildings.  There are a surprising number of businesses with their shutters down for 3 p.m. on a weekday, but there are still a fair number of people walking around.

In:  This station is similar to Newkirk, except for at the very end of the platform, there are large rectangular tiles with Beverly Rd. in black painted letters (similar to the R stops in Brooklyn).  Otherwise, there is reddish-purple trim at the top of the walls and tile mosaic “B” on a blue and purple background; there’s also the tile mosaic “Beverly Rd.” on the same background with mauve trim.  Looks good.