Thursday, October 18, 2012

The Alamo Drafthouse Is Coming To Yonkers!

When I left Austin,TX, one of the things I was going to miss the most (besides the obvious) was the Alamo Drafthouse, which is the coolest movie theater on the planet. Originally, it just had four locations in Austin, but is expanding rapidly (I'm not sure how I feel about that, I hope Alamo doesn't lose any of it's charm and become too "corporate").

Today, while surfing the internet, I came across the news that they were opening a theater in Yonkers! I couldn't be more stoked!

Here's a link where you can learn about the Alamo Drafthouse and why it's so cool:

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Metro North M8

My first photo and ride on a Metro North M-8.

Very much like the M-7's, but runs on overhead power. The ride seemed a little smoother,  and the A/C a bit more powerful then the M-7's, but I didn't notice a huge difference between the two. Still an awesome railcar, very well appointed. New Haven line commuters must be psyched! 

 Photo taken at Metro North Harlem 125th Street.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

"We Support Our Troops"

"We Support Our Troops"

I see this slogan on a ton of different emergency vehicles.

But is it just a slogan? Or do the people actually support the troops? I'm talking about community supply drives, helping soldiers families while they are away, keeping local war monuents well-kept and relative, preferential hiring of vetrans or supporting vetrans causes, adopt a brigade, the list goes on and on with what you can do to truly "Support Our Troops".

I just feel that it's just a bumper sticker like saying, for some, that may reflect just an opinion, and it shouldn't be. Yes, it's a great reminder, but actions speak louder then words.

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Roy Roger Resturants

I remember, before Roy Rogers sold it's Westchester resturants to Wendy's, that it was my favorite fast food chain. As a kid, we frequented the Hawthorne location.

There was also one in Yonkers on Central Ave Southbound by the Cross County Parkway. That was ex-something else before, does anyone know what? (It's a Burger King now)

Then, there were the remaining ones at some Upsate NY, NJ, and Deleware rest areas, but those operations were no where near what the actual resturants were like at their peak.

I just checked Wikipedia, and learned they have changed hands a ton over the past decade, and some actually still exist....however seemingly mostly as corporate stakes and cards.
I miss that resturant.