Monday, May 4, 2009

A/C/G Trains - Hoyt-Schermerhorn (Day 8, stop #317)

Out: Outside the station here is a mix of white, black, and Hispanic people. Right next to the stop there are still tall office buildings and a very large luxury residential complex.

There is a lot of construction going on, as well as a parking lot. This block is not very busy, and it’s one block south of a busier commercial stretch.

One block south of the station, the neighborhood looks much more residential. This block definitely looks like a kind of buffer zone on the border between neighborhoods.

In: The layout here has four platforms and six tracks, but the outside two platforms and tracks are abandoned. Indicates that in the past more lines were running through this station but they’re now discontinued. There inner platforms have white tile or green metal columns. The walls are white tile with green accent strips, with “Hoyt” in small letters. The lighting is ok and it’s a little dirty on the functioning platforms, but the abandoned platforms are covered with a thick layer of dirt and the lights are turned off. The mezzanine is wide, and there is a long exit tunnel to get to exit at Hoyt and Schermerhorn.