I can smell food grilling here from the nearby street car, and there are also plenty of small restaurants near here. There are also a couple of fast food spots and the streets are a little dirty.
The majority of people are white and look hipster-ish, not surprisingly. There are a few Hispanic people who mostly seem to walking towards
, to the east. There are also some elderly folk wandering out of Alphabet City . Even though this neighborhood has become thoroughly gentrified, it still retains a little bit of its former grittiness. Stuy Town
In: The layout here is two opposing platforms and two tracks. There is again an appealing tile mosaic station name, in the style of the L stops in
Brooklyn, with a blue background and yellow/green border. At the top of the walls there is a border of larger yellow/green tiles with a “1” on a blue background. The tiles look pretty dirty for the most part, but the lighting is ok. On the platform I run into Danielle’s friend Amanda, who is, perhaps somewhat surprisingly, only the second person I know I’ve run into during this project. There is no mezzanine at the station, just a small booth area right below the street, and there is no crossover.