Tuesday, May 5, 2009

C/E Trains - Spring St. (Day 10, stop #398)

Out:  I get to this station at 8 a.m., and there aren’t too many people on the streets at this time.  There are a number of large buildings around, and many appear to be former factories.  There are also 3-5 story brick apartment buildings.  

There are some commercial establishments that need a lot square footage (i.e. Benjamin Moore Paints).  

Toward the east side of Ave. of the Americas, down Spring St., there are more SoHo-ish establishments including upscale restaurants and boutiques.  There are some people out here on their way to work; many of them are white folk in office clothes, but the corner is reasonably mixed ethnically.  It’s hard to tell who lives or works here, but it’s clearly a pretty nice area.  A small park at the SW corner gives a more open feeling to the intersection.

In:  The layout here is two platform, four track with express bypass.  The lighting is dingy.  There are white tiles on the wall, a blue tile stripe down the wall, and a mosaic tile station name in the IND style with a blue background.  There are also blue metal columns next to the platform.  There is no mezzanine, but there’s an underpass to the uptown side.