In case you missed this interesting little article, the Times crunched the numbers on beverage sales along the Long Island Railroad and Metro-North lines, comparing the drinking preferences between the two groups of commuters. The takeaway: Long Islanders buy way more booze than the Metro-North crowd, who consume wine at nearly twice the rate as LIRR riders.

Spirits account for nearly 1 in 3 beverage purchases on the LIRR, compared with 1 in 10 on Metro-North. Passengers on both railroads bought nearly three million drinks and snacks from commissary carts and bar cars, generating $9 million in revenue. "They are a very loyal patronage," says Tom Celli, who has managed the Metro-North commissary for 25 years. "I have the same people day in and day out."