Thursday, May 7, 2009

2/3 Trains - Hoyt St. (Day 10, stop #436)

Out:  The station here exits right onto the Fulton Mall.  This mid-scale shopping district is almost all retail and offices, with very little residential in the area.  Almost everyone is black or Hispanic, but I see a few white and others around.  The stop here is right next to the large stores of Jimmy Jazz, Macy’s, Dr. Jay’s, Foot Locker, and Kay Jewelers.  There are many other smaller stores also selling shoes, clothes, and electronics, which seem to be the emphasis of this stretch here.  There are also lots of people selling a variety of random products off tables on the sidewalk.  Fulton St. here is only for pedestrians and buses, but not typical car traffic.  Interestingly, many of the retail buildings have an interesting pre-war-type architectural style to them.

In:  The layout here is two platform, four track with express bypass.  There are weird brown and red brick walls, maroon station signs, and maroon columns on the platform.  The station here is dimly lit and feels antiquated.  Near the exit there are larger round columns with glossy maroon brick-like tiles.