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  1. E.J. Kelley says:

    Nice shout out for the gazebo. I saw my very first train from that thing (well, its predecessor that burned to the ground) at the tender age of about a week and forever blame it for a lifelong “choo choo curse” that later lead me to work on steam locomotives. Too bad I was born about 50 years too late to catch that era on the Harlem. Keep up the good work!

    • Emily says:

      Hey, thanks for the comment. Fifty years too late would make you around my age I imagine… By the way I checked out that link you posted and it is pretty awesome.

  2. Aaron says:

    Emily, you don’t have anything to worry about at Melrose or Tremont. I commute regularly from Melrose and/or Yankees-E. 153rd Street. The “fear factor” that people sometimes attribute to the South Bronx does not correspond with the reality of the walkable but gritty community that I’ve experienced in three years of living on the Grand Concourse.

  3. Osito says:

    Don’t worry about Melrose or Tremont. These areas are pretty safe nowadays.

    Love the Katnoah station area! Great for a day trip.

  4. Another good spot to visit is Peppino’s. The restaurant (and connected liquor store) are built in the original Katonah rail station. The current MTA station is a newer (and less colorful) one built one block north of the original site in the early 1980s.

    • Emily says:

      You know, I think I’ve eaten there. I don’t remember what the name of the place, but it was in the original station. They were kinda looking at me funny when I was going to take pictures though, so I kinda got shy about it and didn’t really take any. Katonah is a nice little area though, I like it a lot.

  5. Hans says:

    Congrats on the article in the NY Times today. With respect to Katonah and its train history, there’s a legend in Katonah that may or may not be true. Would be curious if you knew… Supposedly, Katonah was a dry town for many years, but railroad property was exempt from town rules so a liquor store could operate in the old train station because it was on railroad property. What do you think? Urban myth?

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