"No," she insisted. "You're going to have a great experience. It's very hard to go wrong."
She asked me where I was starting from. I told her I was planning to bicycle to Bloomingdale's....
"Ah, Bloomie's. What you want to do there is take the Lexington Avenue line downtown to Grand Central. Then follow the signs to the Flushing No. 7 line. The beauty of the Flushing No. 7 line is that it's a straight nine-mile run out to Main Street, Flushing. You can't go wrong once you get on. It's a 30-minute run to Willets Point-Shea Stadium. If you should sleep through your stop, Main Street, Flushing is next, the end of the line, and you can get off and hop the next train back."
"And if I get discombobulated in Flushing, I can always ask someone, 'Willets Point....' "
Ms. Evans interrupted and said it probably wasn't a good idea to stress Willets Point as a navigational target because in fact Willets Point wasn't anywhere near Shea Stadium.
"It's in Bayside."
Ms. Evans went on to say that if both the Yankees and Mets made the Series, 36 full-length trains, 11 cars each, with a capacity of 2,000 people per train, would be plying the Flushing No. 7 line.
We shifted to the Yankee Stadium routes. Ms. Evans said, "When the Mets game is over, take the Flushing No. 7 line back to Grand Central. Then take the uptown No. 4, which will get you to 161st Street, the Yankee Stadium stop. Since the train is on the elevated tracks by that time, just as it is at Shea, you can see the Stadium through the windows."
"Suppose I get on the wrong platform and go downtown on the No. 4."