People tend to check in during these times:
If your arriving from the north, go to the last few cars, you'll be closer to the exit that's open all times. Stairs on the S.Bound side of 125 are typically locked late night and weekends.
Harlem's version of Grand Central Station is a convergence of upper east side and Westchester county, it's a wonder that they can't keep the riff raff at bay outside of this waiting area. Convenient.
If you're traveling on a holiday (Thanksgiving or Christmas in particular) make sure you get there early enough to buy a ticket. Even the lines for the machines are super long.
Don't be an a**hole. Standing on the stairs or at the top of the stairs causes an annoying bottleneck. Wait for your train in the ground floor lobby or walk all the way onto the platform.
The line for ticket can be annoying. Show up 10 minutes earlier. During the night feels a little weird because all you see are crack heads and bums. Much faster than 42nd street.
There's a popeyes next to the train station which is the best thing in the world probably. also sometimes the bathrooms are usable and other times they r def not
When you need a peak/off peak round trip ticket on one ticket-skip the machines,and head to the ticket window (and you'll make em smile if you pay w/exact change)
Trains to Grand Central are generally on Tracks 2 and 4, trains to New Haven, Stamford, Wassaic, North White Plains, and Southeast on Track 3, and trains to Croton and Poughkeepsie on Track 1.
If you live in the upper east side, it's much easier to get on the train here rather than GCT. Plus, you're cutting 10 minutes off your commute!
There are no ticket machines on the platform so make sure to buy your tickets downstairs to save time (and an elevator ride).
Q&N is a good place to avoid fast food. Good create your own salad in the back of the store and not too expensive!
If you're headed downtown (Union Square or below), you might want to get off here and take the 4/5 subway instead of making the transfer at Grand Central.
If you're traveling in the city and need to get there fast, buy a cityticket and you'll save a few bucks.
There are tons of beggars here. Please do us all a favor and say no to them all. The pregnant woman has been "pregnant" for 2 years, my friend.
Such a convenient option if you live uptown. Good bus connection to the UWS via M60.
If you need a ticket, be sure to show up a good 10 minutes beforehand. Lines can be long.
Yeah don't listen to Peter. It takes 10 minutes to get from 125th to 42nd on the Metro North. <3 @ Peter. + you avoid the crazies on the 4 and 5 train :D
don't mess with the subways on the weekend if you can afford to pay triple for MetroNorth!
Going to see moms and pops in ct. Goes to brewster in 70 min. Always on time. Winter season sometimes disrupts the workflow
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Don't arrive early expecting to find A/C in the waiting room. It's actually cooler outside on the platform than inside!
Buy the 10 ride pass online and you will save over 10% for off-peak trips.
grab the #4 subway down the block to make it to the upper east side (86th & lex) in 10-15 mins
Don't stop here if you're hungry. The Popeyes from downstairs is so fresh and tasty smelling!
Its always dirty here. But I switch to 4, 5, 6 train here and I take the metro north commuter rail to CT.
It's easier to get off here than to get off at Grand Central. 4,5,6 is a block away. 2,3 is three blocks away. Less people. No crowds. Faster.
Further to lines on holidays. Eventually lines do long, missed my train, but got to ride free.
even though it's more money i like to go and take it to manhattan because it's faster sorry 4,5,6,train
Avoid sitting with Fordham passengers. They like to talk on the phone in the wee hours of the morning.
Avoid the gypsy cabs on 125th and pick up a yellow cab on the north end of the station.
On every metro north train from GCT to NH... "Express to New Haven; First stop, Stamford." LIES!! First stop is Harlem 125th!
If you are using a bike, get a permit at the window.
Don't listen to Peter! He's lame and is probably friends with the "pregnant" girl and crazy homeless guy
All bathrooms out of order. Popeyes bathroom out of order too.
No lock on the men's room door. I would only use it for number one!
Don t you think they could open more than one checkout the first day of the month?
Ignore the loudmouthed folks it's the quiet ones you gotta worry about
Easier to get to from UES vs GC..especially in peak times
Try to avoid the crazy homeless man with bald head and beard that wants to ask u A question.
Much easier to leave here from the UES than Grand Central.
Safe station. Police station in waiting area. Cops friendly
The grand central trian is running 10 minutes behind schedule.
Don't expect a clean rodent free station.
Must leave early to arrive on time..:-) ugghhhh!!!
Deli grocery to get a beer while you wait.
Why is grand central air conditioned and this station isn't???
So great to catch the MNR in my neighborhood!
Look straight ahead and get where you're going!
It's a haven for the homeless and the panhandlers..