I got off the D train at 55th Street and walked north on New Utrecht Avenue to Fort Hamilton Parkway. Right on 43rd Street, & two blocks over to 13th Avenue. Left to 39th, then back down on 13th to the 55th station. A loop.
The air was heavy on New Utrecht - a full blanket of summer. The sight of sober hats and topcoats, of long-sleeved jersey knits & wigs, of high-necked frocks & thick stockings just made me hotter. Only the babies had the freedom of bare limbs. The stores under the elevated tracks were thick with dust, and I felt dust particles seeping through my own skin. At four p.m. the street was lightly travelled. The year? Undetermined.