The Commute

  • Connecticut, The Commute

    News You Can Use: Air Closer To Waste Receptacle On Train Smells Worse Than Farther Away

    That’s the insider tip from Bloomberg today, which is ramping up its scat coverage by the minute (I’m guessing they polled their readers and found that fecal matter is all the rage on Wall Street. Tomorrow’s story: How Does CNBC’s Charlie Gasparino Stay Regular? Hint: Metamucil omelettes). Very important investigative journalism has revealed that a […]

    / May 21, 2008 at 11:45 AM
  • The Commute

    Protestors Foul Up Evening Commute

    We hope you’re not planning on taking a car out of Manhattan tonight. Hundreds protestors objecting to the acquittal of police officers who shot and killed Sean Bell have launched their attempt to traffic mayhem today by blocking key commuting intersection, including entrances to the Brooklyn Bridge, the Holland Tunnel, the Queensborough Bridge and the […]

    / May 7, 2008 at 5:04 PM
  • Bear Stearns, The Commute

    The Human Toll Of Bear Stearns: Dread On The Commute

    We’re a hardened lot here at DealBreaker. We laugh in the face of our failures. As regular readers know well, we try to provoke laughter at the failures of others. So it was surprising when we found ourselves getting a bit choked up this morning as we read the Metro section of the New York […]

    / Mar 20, 2008 at 3:36 PM
  • The Commute

    Awesome/Terrible News

    A building collapse at 124th and Park earlier this afternoon has caused suspensions on all three main lines of the Metro-North (Hudson, Harlem, New Haven), indefinitely. If you’re middle aged and commute to the city every day, this means you can have that gigantic can of Coors you usually guzzle en route to the nagging […]

    / Mar 4, 2008 at 4:36 PM
  • The Commute

    Our National Nightmare, Part 2

    It’s not happening ‘til the 22nd, but since it’s going to have a negative impact on all of our lives on par with things like war, famine, standing in front of a microwave, and existing within a 10 foot radius of a television showing “Rock of Love,” the sooner we can brace ourselves for the […]

    / Oct 3, 2007 at 12:59 PM
  • The Commute

    Cab Strike: Day One of Our National Nightmare

    If you’re like us, the two-day cab strike that started this morning didn’t throw a wrench in your routine because it either a. didn’t affect you (I take the subway, Keith sleeps at his desk) or b. you didn’t know about it (Carney doesn’t read newspapers and tunes out the comings and goings of the […]

    / Sep 5, 2007 at 12:34 PM
  • The Commute

    If You Don’t Get To Work Today, The Terrorists Rain Wins

    If you are reading this from anywhere around NYC, you probably managed to get to work somehow. Which very likely means you are really dedicated to your job and unwilling to use the third-worldization of New York City’s transit system to scam a free morning off from work or even claim a “work from home” […]

    / Aug 8, 2007 at 10:32 AM
  • The Commute

    The Last of the Bar Cars?

    This week’s “Talk of the Town” section of the New Yorker takes on a major issue that threatens nothing short of the way of life of many Westchester residents. We’re talking, of course, about the fate of the commuter bar car. It’s almost amazing that in this age of smoking bans and cocktail free lunches […]

    / Jan 8, 2007 at 10:02 AM
  • Photo Essays, The Commute

    The Commute: Tale of the Williamsburg Hitler

    + + Having burned all of our bridges with Connecticut, we really had to dig deep to come up with today’s installment of our twelve-part series, “Bro’ing Out With Bankers: The Commute” (today is part II; hunker down—we’ll get there, and we’ll do it together or so help me God I’ll pull this car over […]

    / Sep 28, 2006 at 4:36 PM
  • banking culture, The Commute, Town Car

    The Lincoln Town Car Will Survive

    At least for now. Ford has announced that it will continue production of Wall Street’s favorite chariot, moving production to Canada when it shutters a Michigan plant where the car had been produced. So it looks like we won’t all be confined to Goldman Sachs-style hybrids just yet. Oh Happy Day: Town Car Keeps Rollin […]

    / Sep 18, 2006 at 9:27 AM
  • The Commute

    Pardon Me, But Might I Suggest Greenwich? (For Those Who’ve Given Up All Hope)

    One morning, a few weeks back (let’s say 4), I inadvertently placed a scotch on the rocks meant for DealBreaker publisher Elizabeth Spiers on DealBreaker editor John Carney’s desk. John, who takes his scotch neat, flew off the handle and decided that the only punishment harsh enough, and befitting the crime, would be to send […]

    / Sep 11, 2006 at 4:09 PM
  • The Commute

    A New Kind of Business Travel

    We swear when we started reading this article we thought taxistutes were some kind of tax substitutes. Picture this situation: NYC business man, stuck in an NYC cab in the middle of NYC. There is no way he will make it to that meeting downtown with Skadden Arps, where his boss is waiting for him, […]

    / Jul 19, 2006 at 4:35 PM
  • The Commute

    DealBreaker Infiltrates the SeaStreak

    We have a handful of DealBreaker correspondents who, in addition to their usual responsibilities (reading S-1s, stalking hedge fund managers, picking the green M&Ms out of the bowl, etc) do some occasional reporting. We sent one of our more intrepid correspondents to Jersey via the “luxury” SeaStreak to chronicle the high-end commuting experience to and […]

    / Apr 4, 2006 at 2:04 PM

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