When I take the subway into Manhattan, the two subway trains that I usually take are the E and F trains.
Today, I took the J subway train, which like the E train leaves from Jamaica Center.
Like the E train, you can connect at JFK Supthin Boulevard to get the Air train to take you to JFK airport if you ride on the J train.
Unlike the E train, the J train goes from Queens to Brooklyn over the Williamsburg Bridge to Manhattan .
This train is fairly clean as not too many people ride it.
(Ok, it’s clean by New York City subway standards.)
The final stop on this train is Broad Street , which is in the Financial District.
If you wanted to do some sightseeing , like Wall Street and the famous Wall Street Bull, this is the stop that you would get off at.
As I was going back home and noticed people walking and biking over the Williamsburg Bridge into Brooklyn , I saw a sign in the distance right as you get into the largest borough of New York .
The sign read,
“WELCOME TO BROOKLYN . YOU NAME IT….. WE GOT IT.”
Brooklyn was once known as “the borough of churches” and it seemed as though all the churches that the train passed were now banks.
Not surprising seeing that before it became a part of New York City , Brooklyn was the financial capital .
As my train pulls back into the station at Jamaica Center, I think of how peaceful my ride into the city was compared to the E and F trains.
Maybe from now on I might just take the J train.