Posts Tagged ‘subway’

A: Howard Beach/JFK, Queens

Posted on March 18th, 2015 by Viveca

Fence cling

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 Damaso and I were both in town at the same time, which is a lot rarer since he moved to Barcelona and I took a touring job. I’m almost caught up posting the … hang on. My spell check has a squiggly green line under “rarer.” When I hover over the word, […]

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SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Posted on May 11th, 2014 by Viveca

Weighing the options

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public schools usually means Camp Viveca for my nieces., only this year niece number one turned into a teenager, so she went away with a friend instead of coming to stay with me. Niece number two, who just turned ten (whoo-hoo: double digits!), came anyway, […]

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L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Posted on May 8th, 2012 by Viveca

L 14th St

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the first time we’ve finished both ends of a subway line, but more than that, instead of exploring new ground it’s a return to my old neighborhood—I lived on 14th Street and 9th Avenue from 1996 to 2006. I know the station and the neighborhood […]

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1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Posted on April 20th, 2012 by Viveca

Portrait of George Washington

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d like, I learn from my mistakes. After having trekked out to Canarsie on a cold Sunday evening only to find all the restaurants closing, I decided to visit the southern tip of Manhattan, which I pictured as bustling with business during the week and […]

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L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Posted on April 8th, 2012 by Viveca

Welcome to Canarsie

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations of this city are still stronger than my personal impressions. When I wait for an uptown A, Duke Ellington’s Take the A Train runs through my head unbidden even after hundreds of real-life A-train commutes. Just seeing the signs for subway lines can fill […]

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6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Posted on March 15th, 2012 by Viveca

6 train last stop

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to Queens. Now we’ve gone to the Bronx… on what felt like the longest train ride ever. It’s unnerving to check the electronic map and discover you still have 17 more stops to travel. Exiting the 6 train at Pelham Bay Park reminds me of […]

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M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Posted on February 23rd, 2012 by Viveca

You Are Here: Middle Village location MTA map

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in t-shirts and shorts, but today February returned with a vengeance, the wind biting fiercely into any inch of exposed flesh. As this was only our second excursion, I wanted to go as far as possible, to head to the southern reaches of Brooklyn or […]

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Venus

Posted on February 20th, 2012 by Viveca

Planet Venus

The F train has a section in Brooklyn that runs outside on elevated tracks. My train was stopped there, and the conductor made some announcement about why were waiting and when we would start to move again. After a few minutes of silence, he started chatting with another train operator, but we could still hear […]

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Tokens

Posted on February 18th, 2012 by Viveca

NYC subway token

When the subway fare went up from $1.25 to $1.50, the Transit Authority issued a new token. I still had two of the old tokens left though, so I asked a transit employee whether I could trade them in for new tokens if I paid the difference in cash. She said I could, so I […]

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A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Posted on February 10th, 2012 by Viveca

Window

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my head for years. I was hungry to explore the extremes of my adopted home city, and more than that (and as usual), I was just hungry. The scope of the project daunted me, but the potential rewards kept me from giving it up altogether, […]

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Weighing the options

SIR: St. George, Staten Island

Monday, April 9, 2012 Spring break for the Salisbury (CT) public ...

3: 148th Street/Harlem, Manhattan

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 I read a bit of that Quran, ...

S: Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn

Thursday, August 11, 2011 Boy if I thought Damaso changing his ...

NQ: Astoria/Ditmars Boulevard, Queens

Tuesday, August 9, 2011 It’s been almost five months since our ...

JEZ: Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer, Queens

Tuesday, March 29, 2011 We take the J because we both ...

SIR: Tottenville, Staten Island

Saturday, March 26, 2011 Holy end-of-the-line, Batman, Staten Island is really ...

2: Wakefield/241st Street, The Bronx

Thursday, March 24, 2011 We pull a last-minute switcheroo on our ...

R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at ...

L: 14th Street/8th Avenue, Manhattan

Friday, March 18, 2011 This trip feels oddly important. It’s the ...

1: South Ferry, Manhattan

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 Sometimes, admittedly not as often as I’d ...

L: Rockaway Canarsie, Brooklyn

Sunday, March 13, 2011 After 18 years here, the cultural associations ...

6: Pelham Bay Park, the Bronx

Monday, February 21, 2011 We went to Manhattan. We went to ...

M: Middle Village, Metropolitan Ave., Queens

Saturday, February 19, 2011 Yesterday kids were playing basketball outdoors in ...

A: Inwood-207th Street, Manhattan

Thursday February 3, 2011 The idea had been hanging over my ...