Category Archives: Best Commuter Town

Can Someone Please Help Iris K?

So, are New Roc City and Mount Vernon safe enough for an upstanding commuter to live in? Reader Iris K wants to know. Have at it. I’ve been having a tough time trying to get a straight answer on this … Continue reading

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Can Someone Please Help This Woman?

Why do I have a feeling I’ll hear from 764 Larchmonters on this one? “Cindy” writes in: I am looking for a community with easy commuting to Grand Central Station, affordable housing and good schools.  We are a young family … Continue reading

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Best Commuting Town Poll Not Necessarily Dead

So I’d sort of shelved the latest iteration of my every few years Best Commuting Town poll, as it appeared those Larchmont types were stuffing the ballot box–so game were they to retain their 2010 title. I did get a … Continue reading

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Time For Another Best Commuter Town Poll

I was waiting for the 8:16 this morning when I overheard a woman discussing our own Hawthorne station as she climbed down the stairs. I tend not to pay much heed to the woman, as she’s the one who repeatedly … Continue reading

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The Crappiest Train Station in the Tri-State Area

OK, time to spice things up in these dog days with a new reader poll. Every year, or thereabouts, we do the Best Damn Commuter Town Period, which has been won by Larchmont and Pleasantville in years past, as voted on … Continue reading

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Captain Lawrence Departing Pleasantville

Captain Lawrence Brewery, one of the factors that helped Pleasantville win our Best Commuter Town poll a few years ago, has announced it’s moving a few miles south to Greenburgh, reports AOL’s Pleasantville Patch. The move should wrap up by … Continue reading

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Commuting In, Around, and Out of Westchester, and Other Fun Stuff

The soon-to-drop October issue of Westchester Magazine surveys Westchesterites (Westchester-ers?) about their commutes in, out, and around the county. Almost half (45%) of those surveyed ride Metro-North, with the remainder driving to and from work. Here’s how the train people pass … Continue reading

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Dylan* to Play at Pleasantville Fest

The Pleasantville Music Fest has signed up the biggest musical act in its six years of existence, booking Jakob Dylan–no, not that other Dylan–for this year’s event on July 10. (The Missus’ first reaction: I’m sitting in the front row. … Continue reading

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And the Winner of the Best Commuter Town Is:

The Best Damn Commuter Town Period title stays in Westchester, as Larchmont was selected by Trainjotting readers as the best mix of relatively easy transit to the city, low-ish a**hole ratio, lively downtown, parks, taxes, and other quality of life … Continue reading

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Final Call For Entries: Best Damn Commuter Town Period

We’ll crown the second-ever Trainjotting “Best Damn Commuter Town Period” champ Monday, so it’s your last chance to submit a nomination for the best town in the tri-state area for liveability, access to NYC, etc. Without tipping our hand, a … Continue reading

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