The lonely vending carts under the elevated

Daniel Hauben’s “Mango Sunset” depicts a desolate summer evening under an elevated train and tropical fruit carts lacking customers.

Is it Upper Manhattan? The Bronx? If anyone recognizes the train tracks and the evening sun streaming through them to the street below, I’d love to know where it is.

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14 Responses to “The lonely vending carts under the elevated”

  1. aspicco Says:

    Looks Bronx-y to me, but it may also just be a hypothetical landscape… not necessarily real physically, but real emotionally

  2. Jill Says:

    It might be under the 7 train in Jackson Heights?

  3. mykola (mick) dementiuk Says:

    Maybe the Queens subway they get pretty high up there?

  4. Steve Says:

    It looks like Manahttan is in the upper left/center of the painting – so I figure that this is Jerome Ave / 4 train in the Bronx.

  5. wildnewyork Says:

    Thanks! I’m going to guess the Bronx too because of the Manhattan-like buildings and the tropical fruit carts, which you see in Dominican and Puerto Rican neighborhoods.

  6. Paul Says:

    Daniel Hauben is a Bronx based painter so it stands to reason that it’s in da Bronx!

    See Wikipedia article.

    Considering that it’s a view east to west it’s probably the el that is in the Mott Haven section around E 138th Street.

  7. nycedges Says:

    I’ll second Steve’s guess since it does look like the Manhattan skyline in the background (south) and the sun is setting on the right (west) and the 4 takes a sharp turn (left) before heading underground into Manhattan…but then again, maybe that’s too literal for an artwork!

  8. Paul Says:

    Since it’s a contemporary painting and the only elevated line in the Bronx that goes east to west would be in Mott Haven that would have to be case. It’s been awhile since I’ve been up there so I can’t be entirely sure if part of Manhattan can be seen from there. I would think it’s somewhere near the Grand Concourse.

  9. JULIAN | NewYorker (@jmaciasm) Says:

    nice work

  10. Ed T. Says:

    It’s a very nice painting, but how does the setting sun cast shadows from overhead?

  11. Tom B Says:

    The opening scenes of the TV show ‘King of Queens’ shows an elevated train on a curve with Manhattan skyline in the backround. Very much like this picture but taken from a high view.

  12. Emilie Says:

    Oh, this one is easy. Between 125th and 135th, right next to the Fairway on the access road that runs parallel to the West Side highway.

  13. Daniel Hauben Says:

    This is one of several works of art I created based on a pastel created on location on the corner of Westchester and Prospect Avenues in the Bronx in 1988. The image is reversed in this version.
    I also created a piece in glass of this image for the Freeman Street Station on the same line (2/5).

    Daniel Hauben

  14. wildnewyork Says:

    Thanks for writing in! It has lots of fans, as the numerous comments can attest…..

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