Category Archives: 125th Street

Don’t Stop, The Train’ll Soon Be Here

I did NOT have sex with that conductor! [emphatically points right index finger] They’re on your train every day, and then they disappear. You probably don’t notice their disappearance for some time; after all, they’re not friends of yours, just … Continue reading

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Bermuda or Bust

Some pretty substantial delays on the ride in this morning. We crawled through central Westchester before the conductor got on the horn and told us everything was a bit slow, due to signal problems below 125th Street–perhaps the Bronx Zoo … Continue reading

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Running Late on the 6:10

It’s 5:59 and I have to get from 26th and Park to my train in the basement of Grand Central by 6:10. Sure, the next train is only 23 minutes later. But Little G has been hassling me about not … Continue reading

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Potential Psycho on the 8:16

There was a peculiar fellow on the 8:16 today. He was a big white guy, around 6′ 3″ and 220. He wore the geeky horn-rimmed glasses one tends to associate with psychos, and he had a blackened tooth on the … Continue reading

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Giving ‘Gross Ridership’ New Meaning

Standing on the 5:46 home the other day, I had the express pleasure of scoping out a bunch of faces from my unique vantage point. One guy had just plopped himself down on a folding seat. The folding seats always … Continue reading

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125th At Midnight

I had the pleasure of visiting the Metro-North station at 125th and Park around midnight Saturday, heading home after an annual gathering of the old rugby club at the famed Bohemian Beer Hall in Astoria. (The beer choice at the … Continue reading

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Slowest. Ride. Evverrrr.

Yo, Metro-North–what was with the 20-minute ride from 125th to Grand Central this morning? You pulled out of 125th at 8:53, like you normally do. You sat at Blackberry Hill for about four minutes, waiting at the mouth of the … Continue reading

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Blue Wall at 125th

If you thought you saw a substantial show of force at the 125th Street stop this morning, you did indeed: the NYPD was massed to show potential terrorists they’ve got the turf covered, reports Yonkers Man Mugged…I mean, the Journal … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of the Tunnel

He got on in White Plains. He had all the earmarks of a daytripper–one-way ticket to Grand Central, freshly bought Daily News, lumpy countenance and tacky salt-and-pepper blazer of a professor at a monolithic, mid-ranking state school. He flipped through … Continue reading

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Grand Central Interminable

Boy, did I think I was going to be early when the 8:17 chugged in to 125th at 8:49. Boy, was I wrong. It took all of 18 minutes to get from 125th to Grand Central Terminal, well above the … Continue reading

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