Thursday, May 7, 2009

2 Train - President St. (Day 10, stop #430)

The neighborhood here looks a bit more mixed between black and Hispanic.  Some of the nearby establishments include the “V.I.P. Bar and Grill”, a “Fine Things” Boutique, and a drug store.  

It’s still pretty residential, and it doesn’t look too bad.  It looks like there are a couple of gentrifiers around, but also still plenty of West Indian stuff.  There’s also an older building converted to residential use on the corner, and a big 70’s-style apartment building nearby, too.  Most of the housing here are three to four story apartment buildings, though.

In:  The layout here is a single platform with two tracks for trains in both directions.  There are white tiles on the walls and they look pretty dirty.  There is small mosaic tile “P” on the top with blue and brown borders.  There are three flights of stairs to the mezzanine, so this station is clearly farther underground than the previous stops.  There are blue-grey metal columns on both sides of the platform.  There is an interesting abbreviation for Manhattan on one of the signs in the station: “Manh-“; I hadn’t seen that before.