Leaving Liberty on a hazy June 2001
morning, heading south for 109th Avenue and the northward heading
Airtrain trackbed. In the process we pass by 105th and 107th
Avenues. It is not unusual, and in fact is quite the norm, for
many lesser numbered avenues and streets, such as 100th, 103rd,
104th and 108th Avenues, to drop out of the mix as Queens stretches
ever eastward, until you're left wondering if you've missed something
along the way.
Watching the Airtrain progress must
be fascinating for neighborhood kids, but has been an unrelenting
nightmare for their parents. The worst, at least, is over for
homeowners around 109th, as the heaviest, most nervewracking
work has already been done.