Buildings and street lights in Downtown Brooklyn.

Buildings and street lights in Downtown Brooklyn.

Rooftops in Soundview.

Rooftops in Soundview.

Looking up the tracks of the Pelham Line.

Looking up the tracks of the Pelham Line.

A house in Port Richmond.

A house in Port Richmond.

Two houses in Prospect Heights.

Two houses in Prospect Heights.

Row houses in Woodhaven.

Row houses in Woodhaven.

Water tanks, chimneys and windows in Tribeca.

Water tanks, chimneys and windows in Tribeca.

The Bedford Avenue Station on the Canarsie Line.

The Bedford Avenue Station on the Canarsie Line.

A row house on a street corner in Ridgewood.

A row house on a street corner in Ridgewood.

Apartment buildings in Harlem.

Apartment buildings in Harlem.

A house in Allerton.

A house in Allerton.

Houses in Cambria Heights.

Houses in Cambria Heights.

A house in Inwood.  This part of Inwood fascinates me.  You’re about as far to the north in Manhattan as you can go, and the housing looks more like what you’d find in other boroughs than in Manhattan itself.  This house looks like something you’d expect to find in Middle Village or Rego Park in Queens; right around the corner is an apartment house that looks like you should be walking along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

A house in Inwood.  This part of Inwood fascinates me.  You’re about as far to the north in Manhattan as you can go, and the housing looks more like what you’d find in other boroughs than in Manhattan itself.  This house looks like something you’d expect to find in Middle Village or Rego Park in Queens; right around the corner is an apartment house that looks like you should be walking along the Grand Concourse in the Bronx.

The Jamaica Station on the Long Island Rail Road.

The Jamaica Station on the Long Island Rail Road.

Looking down the tracks of the No. 1 Line towards a tunnel portal.

Looking down the tracks of the No. 1 Line towards a tunnel portal.