You never know what strange creatures will show up under elevated trains. Here on a pillar supporting the BMT Broadway Brooklyn line (J train) on East New York Avenue at Broadway is a 1960s-era bus stop sign, depicting a General Motors “fishbowl” bus with its, for the time, ge-normous glass window in front. The Fishbowls were phased out of the MTA bus fleet in the 1980s, but several municipalities and private bus companies still use models of varying age.
It also gives you a good idea what sun bleaching will do. Some street signs look like this!
There is still a bus stop here for the B12 but it’s further up the block at East New York Avenue and Fulton Street.
Photo: Gary Fonville