Tuesday, May 5, 2009
3 Train - Sutter Ave.-Rutland Ave. (Day 10, stop #421)
Out: The neighborhood here seems a little less rough, which is a pleasant surprise. There is more commercial activity around as well as more people on the street. There are still some old industrial-type buildings around, along with brick row houses and brick tenements. There are some buildings that are two-story but with commercial outlets on the ground floor. Some of the establishments here include a pizza place, a McDonald’s, and a nail place, as well as African hair braiding and a Crown Fried Chicken and Royal Fried Chicken right next to each other. The stores look to be a bit higher quality than others in the farther out stops. There is definitely some West Indian presence here, and the neighborhood is still predominantly black with a few Hispanic people.