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5/4/15

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5/4/15
So I took this picture this past weekend coming home from work as the L train is out of service and that is how I usually commute to work from Brooklyn to Manhattan. My intent for taking the photo is a possible future reference for one of my cityscape paintings. Part of my process is painting abstracted images from memory and photo references, especially specific locations like this one. I have always wondered what the abandoned, trackless, train trestles are to the left in the image, and decided to research it. They once served as an elevated upper level track to the BMT line in Brooklyn. It was built in 1889 and put out of service in 1969. The location is the Myrtle/Broadway stop on the J/M/Z MTA New York subway lines.
Posted on July 9, 2015