Last week, in the midst of packing for a pretty big move, I decided to take a break and do something I’ve always wanted to: ride the A train from start to finish.
The A train is New York City’s longest subway line. For just the standard fare of $2.75, it will take you more than 31 miles from Inwood to Far Rockaway, passing through three boroughs and 36 regular stops (65 at night).
In particular, I’ve always been curious to see how the city changes along the route, so I brought my camera and took a single picture outside each regular stop along the way. Got your Metrocard? Hurry, get on now, it’s coming…
INWOOD – 207th STREET
59th STREET – COLUMBUS CIRCLE
42nd STREET – PORT AUTHORITY
34th STREET – PENN STATION
WEST 4th STREET – WASHINGTON SQUARE
AQUEDUCT RACETRACK – NORTH CONDUIT AVENUE
HOWARD BEACH – JFK AIRPORT
You know what? Rather than skip to the next stop, why don’t we hope aboard here at Howard Beach and ride to the next station together. Be sure to look out the window – it’s my favorite subway view in the city…
BEACH 67th STREET
BEACH 60th STREET
BEACH 44th STREET
BEACH 36th STREET
BEACH 25th STREET
FAR ROCKAWAY – MOTT AVENUE
What a wonderful city. Going to miss it.