My station
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Dear Editor,

When I oved from Clinton Hill to Richmond Hill in 1967, the 102nd Street station of the BMT JJ train was at the border of Richmond Hill and Woodhaven. The station was closed and renamed 104th Street.

I would like to propose to the MTA that the present name be changed to "Richmond Hill-104th Street" in view of its strategic location and the history of Richmond Hill.

Fond memories light the corners of my mind, from hikes with teen friends in verdant Forest Park, warm Joe of Joe's ice cream truck, the extravagant shows of the Dorr Dance Studio, the congenial Reverend Monsignor Leonard of Holy Child Jesus Roman Catholic Church, Jahn's Ice Cream, and the New England religious ambience of Pilgrim Congregational and Community Bible Free Evangelical Church.

Decades later, I can proudly proclaim “Richmond Hill is my station.”


Joseph N Manago


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