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  1. Emily says:

    The citizenry seemed to want Black Rock, but I think their wishes were overridden mostly for political reasons. The original developer, Blackrock Realty, was the one that went into foreclosure and caused some controversy on the project. Likely they wanted to distance the name from any mention of that developer… though I really won’t even try to understand the whims of politicians.

    I’m not sure if this is actually on the site of a previous station. From what I’ve been able to gather, it was built on the site of a former metal factory. This is what caused the issues with the soil contamination that ate up a lot of money. In regards to checkthedoorlight, I’ve never spoken to the person, but I know of them from the forums. I just lurk a lot over there because I’m scared of Dutch. No, I’m kidding. Facebook seems to think he and I would be good friends – he always shows up on my list of “people you may know.”

    As for Southeast, the town was just crying over the fact that although Brewster is a village that is PART OF the town of Southeast, all of two people knew that. Everybody, on the other hand, knew Brewster. Metro-North used the excuse that they changed the name to end confusion, which is a bit silly considering they have plenty of other stations with that difficulty. Two Mount Vernons, two Norwalks, etc. The most amusing part of the whole thing is that all of the TVMs and other electronic things list the station as “Southeast (Brewster North)”

  2. Old Geezer says:

    No worries. In fifty years all stations will be named after corporations who have purchased the right to do so. So, you will some day have Pepsi East and Pepsi West and SunLight North and SunLight South and so on.

    Think not? Compare modern sports stadia naming. Same deal.

  3. Josh P. says:

    Don’t forget about Cortlandt on the Hudson line.
    This station opened in the mid 1990s, and replaced Montrose and Crugers stations. They recently built a giant new parking lot there and upgraded certain station elements.

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