Bear Market Slams Chappaqua

Peter Applebome, who pens the sometimes illuminating Our Towns column in the NY Times, sets his sights on Chappaqua train station today and the financial workers, Bear Stearns and other, who board before the sun comes up each day.

The pilgrims from Chappaqua trudged in from the cold drizzle Wednesday morning and gathered in drowsy silence like crows on the covered overpass above the tracks until 6:11, when someone said, “It’s time to get our heads bashed in.” Thus inspired, they descended to the platform, piled onto the largely empty cars, and then, either asleep, reading a newspaper, or with heads bowed as if in prayer over BlackBerrys, journeyed in silence on the 32.4 miles to Grand Central.

Applebome has written about Chappaqua before, such when he looked at the last time a Chappaqua resident decided to run for president, as newspaper publisher Horace Greeley did back in 1872.

In fact, Applebome is a resident.

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1 Response to Bear Market Slams Chappaqua

  1. Selina Chaubey says:

    Beautifully written! Having been a Chappaqua ‘pilgrim’ myself, I confirm the lyrical authenticity of your description.

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