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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