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I entered my younger son in a contest to "Get Your Kid On The Cover" of a magazine.

In return, a children's modeling agency expressed some interest.

It was decided that he wasn't ready for such an experience.

But when his older brother was the same age, he underwent an even more difficult transition experience from school to school until the right educational setting was found.

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The MTA just enacted another fare hike.

There was immediate, understandable protest.

But this is a broken record and an indefensible system.

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The CitiBike program is expanding into upper Manhattan and areas of Brooklyn.

Staten Island feels ignored, but then again, it wouldn't be Staten Island otherwise.

The 2nd Avenue Subway expansion (part one) has attracted riders. But will it ever get to Part 2?

Finally, board games are making a comeback in the Digital Age.

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Trump's cabinet picks seem to be squeaking by.

Coca-Cola is ending one of my minor obsessions, it's loyalty program.

The Port Authority is starting to make noise about building an AirTrain from LaGuardia to the LIRR at Willet's Point.

Finally, there's a push to bring free wi-fi to NYC airports.

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Penn Station in NYC is a central transportation hub. As such, it attracts more than just commuters. It attracts people who seek to solicit money from them as they go about their travels. This episode, I recall a few from previous podcasts and add some new ones.

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Both Governor Chris Christie (NJ) and Andrew Cuomo (NY) have problems with their electorates. It will be interesting to see how their next campaigns go.

Also a quick drive-by bashing of the President-Elect.

Happy New Year!

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The MTA announced a bunch of new projects that will revolutionize transportation around New York City and its surrounding boroughs.

More than $27 billion (with a B) for new subway cars, a refurbished LaGuardia Airport, a system to replace MetroCards, and a streetcar system to connect Brookly and Queens residents are being discussed.

And I am surprisingly fine with all of it.

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Hate crimes are on the rise 35 percent on mass transit in NYC since the election.

I witnessed a possible incident this past week.

Yet it did not draw any discernible reaction from commuters.

Are we all hardened to the treatment of our fellow man, or are we just hardended in our resolve to be left alone as we transport ourselves?

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A bunch of stories about how the MTA is still as broken as it was last year, when I recapped stuff in a podcast I reprised last week.

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