Category Archives: Mamaroneck

Westchester Town Name Game

Westchester Magazine apparently recognized our dubious knack for coming up with fake names for things, and tapped us to brainstorm some new town names for various Westchester burgs that better suit the town’s character. Put another way, I was to … Continue reading

Posted in Chappaqua, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, Ossining, Priusville, Valhalla | 2 Comments

New Life For Old Train Station Floor

The ripped up wood floors from the renovated Mamaroneck train station were simply scrap to the builders, but someone else saw serious value in them. Polly Kreisman’s Westchester news site TheLoopNY.com tells the story of a local man carting the more-than-a-century-old … Continue reading

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Craig Ferguson Only Has Ears for Mamaroneck

It appears Late Show host Craig Ferguson can only make out a single stop’s name when he rides Metro-North to “Albany.” Here’s the link, cheeky wee monkeys. Thanks to Conductor Bobby for sending it along. Perhaps Bobby and his ilk … Continue reading

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The Great Train Revelry, Part II: New Haven Line

It’s the second of three installments of “The Great Train Revelry,” the Metro-North pub-crawl feature that appeared in the Journal News mag INTown. Part I focused on the Harlem Line, and Part II on the New Haven Line. Extra added bonus: … Continue reading

Posted in Drag Queens, Larchmont, Mamaroneck, New Haven Line, New Rochelle | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Surprise Winner in 2007 Metro-North Satisfaction Poll

Sneaking up like an on-time 8:20 morning train into Valhalla, the Harlem line was the winner in Metro-North’s 2007 annual customer satisfaction survey. Fully 99% of Harlem line customers reported they were “satisfied” with service, two ahead of the Hudson Line. … Continue reading

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Screw Yo Mama(roneck)

The Journal News (a.k.a. Teen Stabbed in Yonkers Today) reports that the Mamaroneck train station is for sale. Among the suggestions for the brick Romanesque revival building are a cafe, a flower shop, and a gourmet takeout place. But Mamaroneck … Continue reading

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There but for the grace of God sit I

My first glimpse of the Mamaroneck platform this morning told me something was wrong. There were way too many people standing around looking even less happy than usual. While I’m used to standing on the ride home, not getting a … Continue reading

Posted in Catenary, delay, getting a seat, Mamaroneck, Metro North, New Haven Line, sleep | 1 Comment