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
, 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. Americas
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
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. IND