Travels with Tonoose: Commuting in New York, New Jersey, and other trips

By Anthony Buccino

Having some fun with travel writing, Anthony Buccino taps into his years as a commuter in metro New York and New Jersey, some nearby vacations and even a few celebrities met traveling for business. 

View of Manhattan from Lincoln Tunnel helilx - photo by Anthony Buccino

While working for a national trade association, Buccino traveled to many large U.S. for business, remembering mostly airports, hotels and convention centers, but we're trying to entice him to share more.

For 11 years, Buccino rode public transportation including NJ Transit buses, Newark City Subway, Hudson-Bergen Light Rail, Port Authority Trans Hudson's PATH trains, the occasional NYC subway and DeCamp buses. For five years, he wrote about commuting and transit in metro New York-New Jersey for His transit writing earned the New Jersey Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism award.

So, if you like, Tweet and share these stories, we'll surely find more for you to enjoy.

 Here, a few from his old and new travelogues.

New Orleans: Enjoying a Big Easy Pace of Life

New Orleans: Diving Into Draftee, a WWII Sherman Tank

Learning to Love the Lincoln Tunnel

Times Square Tourists Tangle With Ninja Commuter

Ginger Rogers in Las Vegas and Dear Abby in Chicago

Passaic River RiverKeeper Tour

She's Going Back to Cuba

Newark, N.J.: From Subway Cars to Lightrail

Jersey Shoestring Day-Trip Vacations

Garden State Parkway Tokens Pay Tolls to Hell

A Commuter's Tale: Proud Mary, I Get It

Along the Hudson River in Jersey City, N.J.

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Jersey City Snapshots by Anthony Buccino  Sometimes I Swear in Italian by Anthony Buccino  Voices on the Bus by Anthony Buccino  This Seat Taken? Notes of a Hapless Commuter by Anthony Buccino

Paterson by Anthony Buccino

Live reading at launch of "Celebrating William Carlos Williams and The Poetry of Place: North Jersey in Poetry" in May 2008 from The Poetry Center at Passaic County Community College.


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Paterson Literary Review
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Rattlesnake Review
Medusa's Kitchen
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Edison Literary Review
Journal of New Jersey Poets
The Idiom
Fox Chase Review
South Mountain Poets Anthology
More Sweet Lemons
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New Jersey author Anthony Buccino's stories of the 1960s, transit coverage and other writings earned four Society of Professional Journalists Excellence in Journalism awards. The Pushcart Prize-nominated writer has been called ' “New Jersey’s ‘Garrison Keillor” or something to that effect.’

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