Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Commuting to Manhattan


For many, commuting from Katonah to a job in Manhattan is a daily ritual. The Metro North train is a more-than-civilized way to travel. Because most trains begin their journey into the city a few stops north of Katonah, the nearly empty train almost always offers a wide selection of comfortable seats for the 45-mile commute. At 59 minutes on the express train, the timing is perfect to have a cup of coffee, read the daily paper, and sneak in a refreshing nap before landing at Grand Central Station. This photo was taken "off-peak" during a holiday week when the schools are closed. The riders look somewhat more relaxed than they would at peak commuting times, although the train, filled with families on their way to an adventure in "the City," was much more lively than normal and seats were actually at a premium. Nonetheless, I had a good seat and a lovely conversation with a charming woman, originally from California, who was on her way to the City for a haircut.

6 comments:

Ackworth Born said...

are there no hairdressers in Katonah?

Rose said...

I like blogs like yours where there is not only a nice photo but also some interesting text to read with it!

Jilly said...

What a great introduction to a trip to Manhattan.

Inkster1 said...

Thank you for the nice comments, and yes, of course there are hairdressers in Katonah, two listed in the Chamber of Commerce, Fred's Hair Cutters and Hair Wharf ... but for some people it's like going to the doctor you've had for 20 years, you just know each other too well to end the relationship and start all over with someone new.
Inster1

Mo said...

I used to work in Katonah. I know exactly where this station is. There used to be a restaurant at the station named SBR's I'm sure it's long gone.
Welcome to CDP!

Anonymous said...

Katonah is famouse for it's train station and also its history. SBR's was an amazing restaurant and always will be. Great service and they always served those amazing rock candy with the check.