Date: Mon, 3 Feb 1997 11:37:59 -0500
From: Mark Mandel Mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]DRAGONSYS.COM
Subject: The City -Reply
David Bergdahl (614) 593-2783 asks:
I have a question about the "real New Yorkers"--do they (as I do) refer
to Idlewild rather than JFK and do they use the old subway line routes in
conversation (AA, GG, BB rather than 1, 9, &c)?
(who moved out on the island--Feb 1942)
Well, I called it Idlewild for a while, but then adapted to the change. I may
have been more linguistically flexible: I'm at least 6 years younger than
you, on the evidence.
I think of the numbered subway lines as being only on the IRT, and the
BMT and IND lines as lettered. I refer to the lines that I remember, most
notably the D and F trains. AA: was that the 8th Ave. local?
But I haven't lived there for many years.
Mark A. Mandel : mark[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]dragonsys.com
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