Category Archives: Blackberry

Pumped For the Trip Home

I walked toward my bike yesterday after exiting the 5:46 out of Gotham, tired from a longish day, eager to get home. I unlocked my cheap new Wal-Mart cycle from the rack, wheeled it toward the walkway, and heard the … Continue reading

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Metro-North To Test Digital Tickets

Metro-North will begin testing paperless tickets this summer with a smartphone app that will allow riders to buy, and show, digital tickets. This would mean, at least in theory, no more monthly passes left on the kitchen counter–or jammed up … Continue reading

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Even after almost six years of this commuting racket, you still see something you’ve never seen every now and then. I was huffing it up Heartbreak Hill, near the elementary school, when I saw a most curious bit of roadkill … Continue reading

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Metro-North Lost & Found Batting .600

Metro-North’s Lost and Found department, the crack outfit that reunited me and my Blackberry a few years back, connects owners with their spilled property over 60% of the time, according to the new issue of Mileposts. In 2011, Lost and … Continue reading

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The Trainjotting Product Review: 4G Blackberry Torch

  So my old 3G Blackberry died last week, and the workplace gave me the brand new 4G BlackBerry Torch in its place. Most notably, it’s a considerably larger phone. It’s bigger in the hand, and heavier in the pocket. I … Continue reading

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Debilitating Disease Begins With a ‘Mole’

When it comes to video games, I am–like the dude from “A Beautiful Mind”–of two minds. I loved Atari games when I was a kid (Pitfall, Adventure, Activision’s brilliant Skiing), but the video game thing did not follow me to … Continue reading

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Jersey Jim Locked In ‘Portal’ Combat

Commuters on New Jersey Transit often worry and complain about crossing the river to and from Manhattan, but the mighty Hudson is often wrongly accused as the wager of our woe. It’s the Hackensack River that we should worry about. As … Continue reading

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The Sound of One Man Dancing

Have you seen the AT&T Mobile commercial set at Grand Central, where a guy is geared up to be a part of a flash mob, ends up doing his flash mob jig all by himself to the amusement of GCT … Continue reading

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Philly Breaks New Yorker’s Heart…Again

Given the opportunity to interview someone face to face, as opposed to over the phone, I jumped at the chance to do it in person–especially as there was an Amtrak trip to Philly involved. I hadn’t ridden Amtrak in close … Continue reading

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The Trainjotting Reader: RUSSELL WILEY IS OUT TO LUNCH

Today’s book excerpt comes from Russell Wiley is Out to Lunch, a workplace satire novel about a guy working at a fictional dying newspaper called the Daily Business Chronicle. It’s written by Richard Hine, a Brit and a veteran of the Wall … Continue reading

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