Category Archives: Hummerville

New Crosswalk at Hawthorne Station/Farewell to ‘Hummerville’

I’ve parked my bike in a different spot the last few days. In a nod to the daily forecast for thunderstorms, I’ve eschewed the bike rack I fought so hard for to park under the staircase overpass. I’ve also noticed there’s … Continue reading

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Crazy Train: Punks Vs. Preps

I ventured into the city Saturday night for a concert, fooling Little G into thinking it was an hour earlier (much harder these days, with daylight savings time and all), and headed out the door for the 7:53. Downtown Hummerville … Continue reading

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Orange You Feeling Silly Now?

It’s a little before 6 p.m. Friday, and a train full of commuters trudge up the stairs at Hummerville station, weary from the recently wrapped work week. A generic White Male shuffles down the stairs toward the platform, completely indiscreet … Continue reading

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Mystery Train

OK, so it wasn’t a 2 1/2 hour ride this morning, as I’d feared. We’d caught a little lull in the nor’easter, so I pulled my tweed cap down low over my eyes and set out on foot for the … Continue reading

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Bel Paese’s Last Stand

As we noted earlier this week, Bel Paese–Hummerville’s lone red sauce joint in its tiny downtown district–has shut its doors for good. Yet Bel Paese seems to be putting up a fight. With fierce winds battering the area the last … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

My newspaper deliverer “Dolores L.” It’s not the first time I’ve written to you, Dolores L. As I’ve asked more than a handful of times in the past year, where was my New York Times this morning? Sure, it had snowed and rained … Continue reading

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An Open Letter To:

The House With the McCain-Palin Sign That I Passed En Route to the Train Today. You’re a smallish white house on a decent corner lot on the corner of Memorial Drive and Atlantic. You’re essentially non-descript, except for the blue … Continue reading

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Confronted With a Massive EGO

Miserable morning. Hummerville was laminated in a thin layer of ice, so I left the trusty Trek at home and headed out on foot–a foot hindered by a Metro-North door slamming me in the heel yesterday on the 5:46, no … Continue reading

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The Weather Outside is Frightful

Yes, it was cold this morning. Very freakin’ cold. Thanks to the black ice, the gray ice, and the old-school silver ice, I left the bike in the garage this morning and set out on foot. I try to allow … Continue reading

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The Limping Conductor and the LIRR Disability Scam

I was on the 6:33 heading toward Hummerville last night. Our ticket-taker had the typical Metro-North conductor’s Irish-by-way-of-Brooklyn mug. He also had a pronounced limp–the sort of lurching gait associated with some sort of fairly serious ailment. I don’t know … Continue reading

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