by Spartan Phalanx
Today I had occasion to go to the NYPD's "new" Repair Shop 4, located on Metropolitan Ave. a block west or so of Flushing Ave. It is located in a former Ford dealership garage. It is accessed from Metropolitan Ave. by driving down an alley of sorts, with a large, old-fashioned brick factory building on the east side and chain-link fencing on the west side, enclosing a construction site. Mid-way down the alley, the factory building is split, by, what else? old trackage. If you look close, you can see rails set in the cobblestones, curving slightly into the area between the buildings. The Bushwick Branch is a short distance away, crossing Flushing Ave. I guess this spur was once accessed from the Bushwick Branch. Anybody else familiar with what I'm talking about? If so, when was this customer last served? Thanks.