Category Archives: Ossining

Back On the Rails

Wow. Some storm, huh? I don’t even know where to start. Today was my first day back to the city since Friday the 26th. I had no idea how the ride would go–it could’ve been a nightmare. I was lucky … Continue reading

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Conn Men

If you tune into Mad Men to see and hear references to Westchester, not to see one of the best produced dramas on TV, or to see three of the best looking actors on television, you may be disappointed in … Continue reading

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In Case You’re Wondering if Your Train is Running Tomorrow

Ossining Valhalla Glenwood Tuckahoe Scarborough And, finally, GCT. [station photos MTA, GCT photo John Greene]

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New Java Joints Coming to Westchester Stations

Perhaps catalyzed by Hawthorne’s plans to open a coffee shop in its own train station building, Metro-North is seeking tenants for four stations: Tarrytown, Ossining, Peekskill and Port Chester. “Each building is unique, each is centrally located in densely inhabited … Continue reading

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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

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Hudson Line Stations Get Facelifts

Some $67 million worth of renovations are in the works at the Philipse Manor, Scarborough and Don Draper’s own Ossining station houses, reports the Journal News. The projects should be completed by Aug. 1. Among the improvements: digital message boards telling … Continue reading

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A Final Peek at Olde Hawthorne

As we once again jump into the Way-Back Machine for this week’s theme, the book Mount Pleasant: The History of a New York Suburb and Its People, we see that the area is becoming more of a commuter town as the 1900s … Continue reading

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Missing the ‘Mad Men’ Train

Thanks to Netflix and the woeful state of primetime television, The Missus and I have been checking out the first season of Mad Men on DVD this week. Generally speaking, I’m a second season sort of guy. I need to … Continue reading

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Don Draper as Dashing Dan

Finally, a little commuter action for Ossining’s most famous commuter, Don Draper. Mind you, we’re a little late getting to watch Mad Men this week, the downside of 10 p.m. shows and having small children that wake up early. In … Continue reading

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Let Trainjotting Save You a Google Search About ‘Mad Men’

In case you were wondering, all signs indicate that Don Draper, when not occupying his Manhattan hotel doghouse or traipsing through coke communes in SoCal, lives in Ossining. He takes Metro-North each day (thought it may have been called ConnRail … Continue reading

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