Down the platform, away from the escalators at the Smith and Ninth subwaIy stop, there are stainless arches for security on the cement wall. The look is reminiscent of deco. I’ll try for a better picture when I’m not jumping on a train.
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I haven’t tried out the escalator yet, but how often do you get to stand on a brand new subway platform? It’s a rare and special thing: the Smith & Ninth Street station reopened today after extensive renovations. Three-second rules for dropped food don’t apply, that’s how fresh and clean this station is!
It works, too. This woman raised her hand a few inches and within five seconds a black car pulled over. Remember that the next time you step into the stream of traffic and scream at an empty yellow cab.
The bus moves slowly. You might have time to jump off, get a snack, and run and catch up with the bus. More likely, you’ll be standing at the bus stop for half an hour eating crap out of a paper bag while you wait for the next bus.
Now I know the neighborhood is going yuppie. The cab company on Fourth Avenue that used to park the cars so pedestrians had to walk five feet in the street is being orderly with its vehicles.
The lines are gone and rationing is over. It’s business as usual at the local gas stations.
It’s not easy, learning to drive in NYC. There are maniacs on the roads. It makes me nervous, thinking about it. This driving school implies that they have the secret to simple parking, but I’m not so sure. Line up your back wheel with the other car’s back wheel and it will usually work.
Posted in Misc, Transportation, tagged brooklyn, brooklyn bridge, brooklyn traffic, photography, thanksgiving, thanksgiving travel, wednesday before thanksgiving on November 21, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
It’s travel day. Fight the crowds, get to your destination, and have an enormous meal with family and friends. Then watch some TV and eat some more, and turn around and come home. Happy Thanksgiving!
On the wall of the subway bridge, before the trains head underground at Carroll Street, there are some murals painted by children. They have held up well; they’ve been there for a few years now and haven’t been ruined by the elements or graffiti.
G Trains have been back in service for a few days. They’re as long as regular subway trains and arrive at Church Avenue with passengers. It’s a small mystery. A larger one is why the MTA is claiming it’s too complicated to extend the monthly passes of riders who couldn’t take the trains when the service was out because of the hurricane. Sorry, no can do, they said.