Category Archives: The New York Commuter’s Glossary

My Book Fits Perfectly in a Christmas Stocking

I haven’t plugged my New York Commuter’s Glossary in months, so allow me this indulgence. If someone you love, or even merely like, rides the rails into our fair city each and every day, or even each week, the book … Continue reading

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Coming to ‘Terms’ With Commuting

So as I’ve blathered about endlessly, I’ve come up with some 70 words and phrases, with help from some friends, about the commuting life. I put them in, as I’ve blathered about endlessly, a little book called The New York … Continue reading

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Newsday Digs ‘Commuter’s Glossary’

Our New York Commuter’s Glossary got some favorable cyber-ink in Newsday’s “Westchester” edition. Writes Nik Bonopartis: The much-avoided row of seats next to the toilet on a Metro-North train? That’s the “stenchbench.” Jockeying for position and leg room with a … Continue reading

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While I Was Away…

OK, back from vacay. No more sand between the toes, and back on the rails again. What did I miss while I was gone? A woman who rode Metro-North topless appeared in court. The debate over anti-Islam billboards at Metro-North … Continue reading

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‘Commuter Glossary’ Now Available in Grand Central!

We are quite pleased to report that our very own “The New York Commuter’s Glossary,” the humorous dictionary of daily rail-rider terms, is now available in the very place where the idea was hatched: Grand Central Terminal. You can now … Continue reading

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Bricks Tumble Outside Grand Central, Somehow No One Hurt

If you’ve bought our New York Commuter’s Glossary, you know what the term is for the nexus of 42nd and Park Ave. South, where dangerous decisions are often made in the name of catching a soon to depart train. Now … Continue reading

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‘Jolley’ Good Review!

Thanks to the network of Patch community sites, and Ali Jackson-Jolley, in particular,¬†for their kind words about our own New York Commuter’s Glossary. Jackson-Jolley called our book “a laugh-out-loud funny look at the unspoken rules and behaviors that make up … Continue reading

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