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There’s track work going on at the Smith & 9th Street Station, so there are delays at the platform level. Getting there is a problem, too; at least one of the escalators is not running at any given time here at the highest station in the NYC subway system.  The stairs are crowded.

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Though inbound F Train riders have to go over a bridge and wait on a newly-built platform, they are lucky. There’s no interruption in service, unlike at Smith and Ninth, where trains won’t be stopping for about a year. Plus, riders have gained a new and slightly elevated view from the bridge.

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Down by Third Avenue, they were getting ready to pour cement below ground level. Happily, trains are operating normally overhead all weekend.

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gray day in gowanus

That’s where they are doing track work, on the subway bridge that crosses the Gowanus Canal and extends from Smith & 9th to Fourth Avenue on the F Train. An overcast day is great for taking pictures – no shadows or squinting. The haze has a way of making things either sharp or fuzzy. That’s my scientific explanation.

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