surly - surely
usually met natives- meet
elevated train- overground/monorail??
know who to afford - how, I'd also change 'afford' to 'pay for'
spell bound- I'd write this as a single word
looked pretty shabby- I'd use scruffy for a person and shabby for a house, etc
Here are just a few fishin- Here, there are
15 minute- 15-minute