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Mt. Pleasant Home to Best and Worst Train Stations

PLEASANTVILLE, N.Y. – Who would think that possibly the best and worst train stations in the tri-state area could be in Mount Pleasant?

That very well may be the case. The Mount Pleasant train blog, trainjotting.com , is currently looking for the worst train station in the tri-state area and Hawthorne's station is one of the final candidates.

The website poses this question: "Who's got the most soulless/charmless/depressing station in the (tri-state) region?"

The site urges readers to "get those votes in, either in the comments section or via email. This survey is looking specifically at the worst train station -- dirtiest surroundings. Lamest post-work imbibing options. Crime. Flooding. Inadequate signage. Sour people. Bad parking. Dire need of renovations."

The Hawthorne train station, located at 398 Elwood Ave., has been nominated due to its "generic suburban bleakness," the website says. Some of the other stations that have been nominated are Larchmont and North White Plains.

In 2008, the website honored the village of Pleasantville as "The Best Damn Commuter Town Period." Pleasantville was given this honor by the website for its spacious station, walkable commute and proximity to amenities such as the Iron Horse Grill.

The winning (or losing?) station will be recognized.

"The mayor or town exec in charge of (that) station will be notified of their (train station's) distinction by Trainjotting," the website states.

Nominations for the worst station can be included either in the Comments section of the website or via email to trainjotting@gmail.com .

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