Category Archives: Mount Vernon

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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Which Switch is Which, or, Why My Ride Home Took 76 Minutes

I was hustling and bustling, huffing and puffing, to make the 5:27 last night. With a few seconds to spare, I walked along the platform, looking through the windows for an aisle seat–ideally one next to an empty middle seat … Continue reading

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Each day this week, to commemorate our fifth birthday, Trainjotting is publishing memorable posts from the past, grouped under a specific Seven Deadly Sin. Today’s sin is ENVY. Previously ran February 2007. Word of the Week: MOUNT YEARNIN’ MOUNT YEARNIN’ … Continue reading

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Denzel’s Thing For Train Tragedy

Mount Vernon’s own Denzel Washington’s latest pic, Unstoppable, starts today. Just as they did in The Taking of Pelham One Two Three a year ago, Denzel and director Tony Scott explore what happens when trains go off the rails. Writes … Continue reading

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What the Kids are Googling

Yes, it’s time for that weekly Friday TJ-can’t-be-bothered-with-blogging search engine bacchanal known as What the Kids Are Googling? Just what where the 1,000-odd–and we do mean odd–terms people Googled before ending up on Trainjotting this week? Here are but a … Continue reading

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Metro-North Conducts Disaster Drill in Mount Vernon

As if Mount Vernon didn’t have enough problems with crime, school budget cuts, etc. The beleaugured city gets a blast of hazardous spills, fiery crashes and exploding bombs (mind you, all are staged) Saturday morning during an MTA “emergency simulation.”   … Continue reading

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BarCar Concept Lives in Mount Vernon

Metro-North’s old bar cars might be harder to find than a Satchel Paige rookie card, but a new Westchester restaurant is keeping the concept alive. BarCar recently opened in Fleetwood (er, the nice section of Mount Vernon), a short block … Continue reading

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