Category Archives: Valhalla

Au Revoir, Valhalla

The Mount Pleasant-based, at least for the time being, author and blogger Bob Thompson reminisces about buying a house a few miles from where he grew up in Hawthorne. Thompson co-authored Rhythms of the Game, along with Bernie Williams, among … Continue reading

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Ten Reasons To Buy Our New Book

Sticking to our theme this week of mentioning our new New York Commuter’s Glossary whenever we can, while skipping other Trainjotting staples such as the flood related delay in the Bronx while coming home yesterday, and our lunch at former … Continue reading

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Bandit-Eyed Biter Terrorizes Valhalla Station Lot

Looks sweet. Isn’t. A raccoon bit a woman at the Valhalla train station lot earlier this week. According to Mt. Pleasant Police spokesperson Artie Romaine, she was bitten in the foot while entering her car the afternoon of April 17. … Continue reading

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Captain Lawrence Taps New Digs

Thanks to this appealing modern concept known as “working from home,” I was able to pay a visit to the new Captain Lawrence Brewery headquarters yesterday. Earlier in the week, the brewery–one of the finest in the U.S., and a … Continue reading

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Happiest of Holidays from Trainjotting

We are going off the rails for a spell after today to partake in typical holiday activities. We leave you with The Inevitable Twas the Night Before Christmas parody, which we first ran in 2008. Happy holidays, or, as we … Continue reading

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A Few Words With Joan Maybury

Mount Pleasant Town Supervisor Joan Maybury took a short break from managing the town to dish with Trainjotting on her (almost) first two years as supervisor, what’s next on her agenda, and which New York sports icon she sees as … 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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Dam It, Where’s My Movie?

In the almost five years we’ve been in Westchester, we’d never ventured to one of the outdoor summer movies they show at Kensico. I remember seeing signs for it as we circled the crazy Bronx River Loop like the Griswolds … 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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Looks Like a Coffee Shop For Hawthorne Train Station

Just had a nice chat with the Mount Pleasant town supervisor about plans for the long dormant Hawthorne train station. The ever-affable Joan Maybury said an initial list of 12-15 interested potential vendors was whittled down to just a few, … Continue reading

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