Category Archives: Vanderbilt Hall

The Return of Trainswatting

The squash Tournament of Champions begins in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall tomorrow. Ramy Ashour of Egypt is favored. Here’s some past GCT squash action. Advertisements

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Why Squirrels Prefer Grand Central to Penn Station

Eagle-eyed Emily over at IRidetheHarlemLine has a fun observational story about the preponderance of acorns in the design motifs around Grand Central Terminal. On a personal note, Little G and I spent a fairly significant amount of time yesterday looking for acorns … Continue reading

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Evening Commute Brought to You By Odor-Eaters

Teens are bowling in Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall as we speak. It must be the Teen Master’s Bowling Championship again.

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Unhinged in Grand Central

I was storming through Pershing Square yesterday, hustling to make the 5:27, as usual, when I saw that three of the six or so wooden doors leading into/out of Vanderbilt Hall were gone–eliminating the precious-seconds-sucking process of negotiating with the Rangers … Continue reading

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Vanderbilt Hall Turned Into ‘Knicks Playoff Central’

Grand Central’s Vanderbilt Hall has been transformed tino Knicks Playoff Central’ in celebration of the Knickerbockers’ historic 2012 post-season campaign. Visitors can shoot some baskets, watch the game on a giant screen, visit some of the many, many sponsor booths, … Continue reading

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Pulp Friction

It’s been a fairly eventful few days in the typically fairly uneventful world of commuting. I was on the 5:46 out of Gotham Tuesday eve, an extraordinarily packed train making the return to commuting after a 12 day break even … Continue reading

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‘Uniqlo’ Short For ‘Unique Typo’

Grand Central, Vanderbilt Hall, en route to 42nd Street and Pershing Square. Garbage can promoting launch of Uniqlo store is wrapped in paper showcasing the cities of the world. One of its largest, with nearly 20 million people, is misspelled. … Continue reading

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