Our New York Commuter’s Glossary got some favorable cyber-ink in Newsday’s “Westchester” edition.
Writes Nik Bonopartis:
The much-avoided row of seats next to the toilet on a Metro-North train? That’s the “stenchbench.” Jockeying for position and leg room with a fellow commuter sitting across from you? Those are “kneegotiations.” Passing up a more convenient seat to opt for a spot next to an attractive person? That’s “facial profiling.”
Those are just some of the definitions in The New York Commuter’s Glossary, a labor of love by two Westchester dads who believe commuting isn’t just miserable — it can be funny, too.
The New York Commuter’s Glossary was released earlier this summer and has recently become available as an e-book for tablets, including the Kindle, Nook and iPad. Mike Malone, who commutes from Hawthorne to Grand Central Station daily, handled the definitions, which range from witty to droll, while Joseph Walden of Valhalla provided illustrations that depict common commuter scenarios in a cartoonish gray tone reminiscent of old-school comic books.