Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Borough Park (1)

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.

2 comments:

Goggla said...

I love that first sign! It reminds me of the ones that used to be all along Bowery - whimsical images of appliances and food.

onemorefoldedsunset said...

Yes, I was so pleased to see it! I think you would enjoy a trip out there.