Thursday, May 7, 2009

B/C Trains - 72 St. (Extra Days, stop #459)

Out:  There is a famous old apartment building outside the stop here, the “Dakota”, which dominates the intersection with its majestic stature, wrought iron entrance, and gas-burning lamps (see photo).  

Otherwise the other tall impressive buildings, similar to the others along CPW.  

There are lots of tourists, and again the people are almost all white.  The park drive is closed here, but there is still plenty of traffic on CPW.  I see a plaque on “The Majestic” apartment building which claims that it was one of the first Art Deco apartment buildings, but it’s covered in scaffolding so it’s hard to tell.

In:  The station now resembles the stations from 86 St.-103 St.