Friday, May 1, 2009

R/V Trains - 65 St. (Day 7, stop #302)

Out:  At corner of 65 St. and Broadway.  There’s a playground, apartment buildings, and entrance to the BQE right outside the stop.  

Only a few small stores, including a deli, restaurant, and bakery.  Overall though, it is extremely residential with lots of families around; quite a contrast from all the 7 stops along Roosevelt.  The neighborhood looks pleasant and ethnically mixed, with lots of South Asians but also some East Asian and Hispanic.

In:  The station is again underground.  The platforms here have white tiled walls and are a little bit dirty.  The layout here is two platform, four track with express bypass.  There is a purple tile stripe running down the wall, but the color is somehow off.  There is a mosaic tile sign for “65th St.”.  There is a long mezzanine that is dimly lit.  The walls of the stairs are covered in old-looking yellow tiles.  Also many of the fluorescent lights around are burnt out.