Cold Spring, NY

Cold Spring is a town in Putnum County, NY . It’s a great getaway when you need a break from the humdrum of the city. The historic area is listed in the National Register of Historic Places and has many preserved buildings from the 19th century. Metro-North Railroad commuter service is about an hour and 10 minutes from Grand Central. Continue reading

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Inside an MTA Substation

We still didn’t quite understand what a substation was after the tour but it was still cool. After some googling, we have our answer: “It coverts High Voltage AC current into the DC current used by the New York City subways.” Quoted from untappedcities.com. Continue reading

The Old Croton Aqueduct State Historic Park

We first learned about The Old Croton Aqueduct Historic State Park on the MTA’s one day getaways section. It’s no longer listed on their website. It spans from Croton Dam in Westchester County and use to go all the way down to the NY Public Library on 42nd Street. Continue reading

Croton Dam & The Old Croton Aqueduct Trail

This is one of the easiest trails we can get to by public transport (Metro North). The old Croton Aqueduct Trail runs from Croton Dam to Yonkers. It goes through backyards, parking lots, and in some areas it’s just you, the trees and the occasional walker, jogger, biker. It’s a nice change of pace from the hustle of the city. Continue reading