Seen above is the shadow of a J train rider on the platform of the Marcy Street subway station in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
June has been a cruel month for those of us who ride the J line, and now that I think about it May wasn't so great either. There's been quite a bit of work on the line which should have been finished some time ago. In fact the one thing I hate the most is seeing a notice that things will be off for the next two weeks, and then two weeks later see yet another sign or brochure with the same info.
The problem I've been hitting is that the trains only run every 25 minutes beween 10am and around 3pm. When this first started they printed out a schedule, but sadly after about amonth I've lost it. I've tried to solve my problem by going to the L line which runs quite well and has those nifty signs telling you when the next train is due. The problem is that this adds about 15 to 20 minutes to my trip into Manhattan, so either way I'm screwed...
To see the photo at full size just click on it. Photographed on May 21st, 2007.
Seen above is the sun setting on Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn near the entrance to the Hewes subway station.
Seen above is a storefront sign on Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn near the entrance to the Hewes subway station. I like how the "i" in the word wines is painted in place. I think it's only a matter of time until Broadway will bloom again as the real estate money moves east across Williamsburg.
To see the each photo at full size just click on it. Photographs taken on May 20th, 2007.
It's always fun for me to discover a bit of Williamsburg where I least expect it! This weekend I was covering the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Arts 2007 Art Festival and I came across this amazing animation of a couple finding love on the L train. So of course I had to ask the folks behind the desk where they were from and it was my beloved hood. The name of their website is Love Bound Train which is well worth checking out (even if it's still being put together what I saw was quite cute). I was also blown away by all the little goodies on their table:
Here are some samples of the neat things they're selling on their site:
Seen above is the entrance to Frenchies Gym as taken from the platform of the Marcy Street subway station. If you look upclose you can see a person standing in the shadows next door and a suitcase on the sidewalk. Next door to Frenchies is the Brooklyn Queens Expressway to the right of this picture.
Click on the photo to view it at a larger size. Photographed on May 21st, 2007.