Category Archives: White Plains

Which Switch is Which, or, Why My Ride Home Took 76 Minutes

I was hustling and bustling, huffing and puffing, to make the 5:27 last night. With a few seconds to spare, I walked along the platform, looking through the windows for an aisle seat–ideally one next to an empty middle seat … Continue reading

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Tic Tacs, Tums, Times, New York Commuter’s Glossary!

My book! The White Plains train station newstand, Waxman’s. Thanks to Gary Waxman, who’s much nicer than he may appear in this photo, for taking on the book. In case you missed it, The New York Commuter’s Glossary was featured … Continue reading

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White Plains Man Injured in Metro-North Suicide Attempt

A White Plains man attempted suicide on the train tracks at North White Plains late Monday night, and came away with broken ribs and a facial fracture, reports White Plains Patch, but has his life. The man, identified as Timothy … Continue reading

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Teen Boy Missing From White Plains Train Area

Fifteen year old Pierce Crowley of Rye has been missing since May 25. He was last seen at or near White Plains train station. Lohud has details: Pierce Crowley, a freshman at Iona Preparatory School in New Rochelle, was last … Continue reading

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Anatomy of a Shush!

Five and a half years of regularly riding the rails, and I don’t believe I’d seen this before: a rider telling another rider to be quiet. I see the passive aggressive attempts at shushing, aka the stinkeye, every damn day. … Continue reading

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Those Switches are Bitches

We were cruising along 0n the northbound 5:27, en route to our families, dinner, nightly dose of Brian Williams, martini, or whatever it is you do when you return to your domicile. It was a little shy of Scarsdale when … Continue reading

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Insulted by a ‘Perfect Stranger’

8:16 heading for Gotham this fair morn. I got on at Hawthorne and took a left when I should’ve taken a right, not sure why. So I was headed toward the more crowded front of the train. Out of my … Continue reading

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