In: This station here is again similar to Van Siclen, and the layout is back to two platform, two track. There is tons of peeling paint which reveals hints of a burgundy and blue color scheme in some previous incarnation of this stop.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
3 Train - Rockaway Ave. (Day 10, stop #419)
Out: This neighborhood still looks pretty rough, but not quite as bad as Junius. There is the “Brownsville Gourmet Deli, the “Sam Korf Pharmacy”, and “Kingston Kuts” in a small shopping strip right outside the stop. There is also some other commercial stuff around, including a Popeye’s, liquor store, and a few delis. This stop is again right next to some large projects. There is a building that looks like a school, with a weed-infested empty lot behind it. There are some older-looking factories or warehouses as well, but they look disused and in disrepair at this point. Surprisingly, though, there is some new construction going up here. There is a cop here plus the neighborhood looks kind of dangerous, so I don’t take out the camera.