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  1. Eri says:

    I must say, as a Hudson Line rider, I’m really quite surprised that there are actually commuters from Manitou; I would not have guessed that. You mentioned MNRR Ridership Statistics, so I was wondering if you knew exactly how many?


    • Emily says:

      Manitou is listed as having 4 daily commuters :)
      There are a few houses not far from the station, so I imagine it would be convenient to walk for those residents. Otherwise, I don’t know where the heck you’d put your car!

      • Eri says:

        Haha. I have actually seen those little houses by the river and have wondered by their residents’ use of the train.

        Thanks again. Always fun to learn neat little facts like that. :)

  2. Adam Moss says:

    You know, I saw the picture with the woman and the dog. When I first looked at it, it looked some midget in a chicken outfit waltzing the right-of-way.

    Also, we just parked on the Westchester-side of the tracks (opposite the station platform but towards the Bridge)

  3. Al Cyone says:

    Some may not know that, when it was completed in 1924, the Bear Mountain Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world. (In 1931 that honor went to the George Washington Bridge and, in 1964, to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge.)

  4. Daniel says:

    Now, the real question is: How the heck do you pronounce it?

    On the 6:16, I’ve heard it pronounced by conductors with the vowels in the words goat, mouth and goose.

    Usually, I’d go to Wikipedia, but the article on the station there has an ambiguous pronunciation guide (since “ow” is different with a T attached to it), and Wiktionary has the other pronunciation.

    So I’m back to square one.

  5. It has been pronounced MAN-IT-TOE



    I prefer the Man-it-toe pronunciation, even if it may not be the correct one.

    • Emily says:

      Have you ever heard Joe Schiavone go on a tirade about how to properly pronounce Mahopac? There are plenty of names that even citizens say differently, so I don’t know if there really is a “right” answer.

  6. TK says:

    The Manitou train station plays a prominent role in Episode 7 of Season 2 of Girls. Can you verify that it was not retouched in the filming in any way?

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