Going north, from New York City towards Connecticut line.
  1. 2A (Jerome Ave)
    You're distracted by excitement when you see a variety of gas station choices, but continue west for a solid lineup of Starbucks, Baskin Robbins, Popeyes, Little Caesars, Subway, and McDonalds. All drug store needs met at Walgreens or Rite Aid. For those already missing "culture" by exit 2A, visit Bronx Museum of Science (or maybe just the Barnes and Noble).
  2. 6 (Harvard Ave)
    **Drive-thru Starbucks located here.** Valuable information very few seem to have. Seemingly never has a line (inside or out).
  3. 6B (I-278 west, Bruckner Expressway – RFK Bridge, Manhattan)
    THIS IS LIKELY YOUR EXIT! Has a way of sneaking up on you.
  4. 7C (Country Club Road)
    Notable for: Carvel, Boston Market, 7-11, lack of country clubs.
  5. 12 (Baychester Avenue)
    Autozone just slightly too far off the highway to be helpful in a true emergency. Boasts combo of McDonalds, Burger King, and TGI Fridays...possibly even more helpful than Autozone in an emergency.
  6. 18A (Fenimore Road/Mamaroneck Avenue)
    Impressive combination of gas stations, banks, and fast food. I almost omitted this from the list due to an erroneous speeding ticket I recently received from a Mamaroneck state trooper named Officer R. Liotta, but I will suck it up. Also 3 separate animal hospitals. How can you stay mad at that? Not fair.
  7. 20 (US 1 south, Rye)
    Rye might be the most accessible town to an exit in this area. Everything you have ever wanted: drug stores, Thai food, fitness classes, mediocre fancy Italian food, gas stations that are both self and full service, quintessential town ice cream shop (Longford's Ice Cream), spas with treatment rooms that you can peer directly into from the street, and the best German chocolate cake you'll ever have (forget the name, ask a wanderer).