Love Letters for the Subway: Q Train

It took me years to get out to Coney Island – I had plenty of excuses – until a friend dragged me out there on an August day. We assumed it’d be warm and muggy, but while we were underground the clouds opened into one of those intense summer rainstorms, and we decided to go see what we could see anyway. Instead of neon and glitter and all the locals out for a sultry night near the beach, my first trip to Coney made it feel like a mysterious place, more magical thanks to the warm rain. I remember walking past the old kudzu-covered Thunderbolt in awe, soaked the bone.

Designed and Animated by Mary Hawkins
Original Music by Carlos Dengler