on Sun Feb 26 17:14:08 2012, in response to Re: NY Post: L train almost eliminated?, posted by trains61 on Sun Feb 26 16:24:07 2012.
Yet, not ONE of those "Law abiding citizens", as you call them, spoke ONE word of protest when those el lines were closed. Yes, most people were/are law abiding, but back then a lot of neighborhoods were decaying badly. Or am I painting an unrealistic picture with my brush again? As I recall, a few people waxed nostalgic in the Long Island Press about the demise of the old Myrtle el, but no one really opposed the demolition. By the way, I was living in East New York at the time! Marginal Street East, which was technically Highland Park, but we always considered ourselves East NY. Brooklyn 7, NY- before the zip codes! My paint brush and I had a first hand view of neighborhoods being destroyed, after long time residents had fled.