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A guy parked a car full of speakers across the street from CitiField – near LaGuardia Airport – and police were called because HIS SOUND SYSTEM was too loud.

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to battle corruption charges inside his administration.

New York State finally passed legislation to allow Mixed Martial Arts (MMA).

A truly mixed bag of news this week.
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The homeless remain a problem around Penn Station, a situation that I addressed directly this week, once again.

Even the development folks who want to build a new Penn Station are resigned to the fact that there are people who will never – ever – leave the confines of the transit hub.
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This week, I talk about my efforts producing my own comic books, illustrations, and one-sheet parodies during junior high school, high school, and through college.

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In the second part of my series of podcasts about a lifetime's worth of hobbies and pastimes, I now move on to something I collected for more than half my life – comic books.

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This week I start a series of podcasts about things I've been obsessed with in my lifetime.

First off, Pop Rocks and Wacky Packages!
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Due to a personal matter, this week's episode is a reprise.


Several news stories this past week had a common theme. They were trying to sell some sort of fear to the public. This is not new, nor is it really news. But it is the prevailing theory on how to do business in the age of instant gratification, social media, and immediacy over accuracy and privacy.
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Bullet-resistant police cars!

Declining crime rates!

"Don't snitch" culture!

More grief from the MTA!

It's all about living in NYC and its five boroughs.
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Cruz is out.

Kasich is out.
Trump has the nomination locked up.
A bunch of thoughts, and some information about his attempt to purchase the Empire State Building.
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In 1981, I was scammed out of $40 by a small-time con artist who told me he had "great seats" to an upcoming Elton John concert at Madison Square Garden.

A recent article in a local New York newspaper about popular scams reminded me of the incident, which I have not discussed in public in years.

As a public service, I go into the details of the dopey encounter and how I could have prevented it from happening. Plus a recounting of some of the other grifts the author discusses in the article.
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One of my tweets hit 45,000 impressions this week. Yet I was unimpressed by the number of followers I picked up – 1.

I also talk about a super-skyscraper that builders want to erect in Brooklyn. Oh, if part of a cultural landmark can be bulldozed.

Finally, Times Square wants to reign in the massive number of costumed characters and other vagrants who beg and demand money from tourists and workers alike. This led to some thoughts on the beginning of recycling and what city government can and should do to control the problem.
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