In some parts of Brooklyn, the subway is transportation, its presence marked by occasional entrances and a distant hum beneath the streets. In other neighborhoods, elevated tracks send trains far above the scenery. When the subway rises from beneath Prospect Park, it begins the first part of its journey as a part of the borough landscape. The sound of the cars along the rails; the sight of passengers looking back at us is part of the fabric of the community. For a short while the underground runs parallel to the park, leaving streets dangling. On the ends of Chester Court and Beekman Place lie ornamental facades. The street pays tribute to the subway.

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