Saturday, January 15, 2011

Red, White and Moving

Across from the shop where they cell two eggs on a roll for a dollar in the morning. The bacon and ham they sell there is blanched and poor quality. People nonetheless line up. Like Bill Clinton memorialized, "It's the economy, stupid."

There is quite a difference between the shops at Penn Station and those at the more grander Grand Central. Grand central gets much of its ridership from wealthy Winchester and there are high end restaurants and boutiques there.

The original Penn Station was, a marvel of architecture, was destroyed to put in Madison Square Garden - we now live underground in a shell of the former splendor.

People pass though but it is harder to love Penn. After the wrecking balls glory and ghosts here are well hidden here.


Lucky Dip Lisa said...

Interesting to read your observations and how the station reflects the commuters wallets.
At least you can still find beauty there.

Mick said...

A few years back, when working in Greenwich Village for a week, I arrived through and returned via Penn Station. On the way home, the entrance I finally found into the station more closely resembled a teamsters bolt hole than an entry to the once grand terminus.