Muted Mondays: Part the Third


The Student Lounge.

It’s a great place to study or relax, when it isn’t too full or too noisy. But once classes are over, people usually want to get home as quickly as possible, so after 3:30 it’s pretty empty. By 5 or 6, it’s completely dead.


Abandoned History


Over by Palmer Road, there used to be a train line. According to brother, it is the same route as the line in Ardsley (which I have posted before), which I believe is the Putnam Line. That line is supposed to have been closed down sometime in the 1960s. According to Wiki, the stop here is known as the Bryn Mawr Park station.

When I was in high school (which was around here) I sometimes came here while walking to the bus station. Next to this is a deli which sold snacks and tea/coffee. It was helpful on cold winter days.


During that time, more of the railroad track remained, but now most of the area has been smoothed over as a walking/biking path. Also according to the Wiki, this building is a replica of the station.

I’ve also heard a rumor from an aunt that there was a diner here at one point, but I really have no idea if that is true or not. She made it sound like someone used old train cars as the body of the restaurant. The only train car here now is one that look barely bigger than a trailer.


The coolest thing here is the old crossing sign. While not much different than any other railroad crossing sign (which are not found so much in this part of New York) the sheer age of it is interesting to me. I have a certain fondness of really old stuff.


I wonder if that’s the original glass in there…?

Under Bridges


“Where am I going and why am I going that way?”

I often find myself wondering that. “Is this really the best choice? Is it really my only choice? Is this even a choice?” Things get confusing, especially at night, after the lights go out and I’m left to my own devices. All the heavy questions decide that 2am is the best time to show up. I don’t know why…

My plan as it is is to finish school (16 months left) and then apply for a few jobs overseas. I really don’t see any future here for me anymore, other than working retail all my life and I really do like teaching. So I’m throwing everything at this plan of mine.

Wish me luck.