Under Elevated Trains

Before I forget, I started following the tweets of a poet name Melissa Broder because she tweets things like this:

“I love a crisis b/c it validates a lifetime of foreboding.”

For some reason I’ve always been attracted to the world under elevated trains. I love the look and feel of them, the stores you tend to find under them. Maybe because it has that in-a-fort sort of ambience. I took this coming down the stairs from the G train in Williamsburg in Brooklyn. I’m thinking of doing a series. Yeah, I like that idea. Except, I wonder how many times I say I’m going to do an “X” series and then never do.

Under the Elevated Train New York City

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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3 thoughts on “Under Elevated Trains

  1. Stacy do you know the painter John Sloane (1871-1951)? He lived in Chelsea and often painted street scenes under the elevated trains. I think you would like his work (just be sure to search for “John Sloane NYC” as there is another JS who paints for calendars and puzzles).

  2. I do know Sloan’s work! But now that you’ve reminded me of him, I feel like seeing it again.

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