Category Archives: Scarsdale

Russian to Catch Metro-North

Some 150 pages in, I really like The Russian Debutante’s Handbook for a number of reasons, such as the immigrant Russian Vladimir’s gimlet-eyed take on America, his descriptions of Challah, his zaftig dominatrix girlfriend, and Gary Shteyngart’s author photo, a … Continue reading

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Word of the Week: Peer Pressure

PEER PRESSURE \PEER pressh-shure\ noun: The physical discomfort, often in the form of headache, eyestrain and nausea, resulting from trying to read a station sign as the train you’re on flies by it. Usage: Every day, I try to figure … Continue reading

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Front-of-Train Types

Played it all wrong on the 8:17 this morning. Despite my better judgement, I went looking for my beloved Conductors-Only…or Not? seat. The first one I came to was locked in the upright position. Heading into the next car, the second one I … Continue reading

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Nor’easter 2007: I Take Back All the Nice Things I Said About Metro North

Yesterday, it was snow, sleet, freezing rain and locusts falling from the sky (“I’m shoveling Margaritas,” one Brooklyn maintenance man told the Times), and the train was all of two minutes late. Today, it was sunny and clear, though butt-cold. … Continue reading

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Nor’easter 2007: I Take Back All the Nice Things I Said About Metro North

Yesterday, it was snow, sleet, freezing rain and locusts falling from the sky (“I’m shoveling Margaritas,” one Brooklyn maintenance man told the Times), and the train was all of two minutes late. Today, it was sunny and clear, though butt-cold. … Continue reading

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