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Events: ‘First 100 Days’ panel; Problem Solvers on 100 ways to improve the subway

by Benjamin Kabak

Among my podcast, Twitter feed, Instagram account and Facebook page, you may not have enough Second Ave. Sagas in your life. So next week you have not one but two chances to see me live and in the flesh talking about transit matters.

First up is a panel I’m on this coming Tuesday, November 19. Hosted by the Manhattan Young Democrats, I’ll be joining Public Advocate-elect Letitia James and James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist at the Fiscal Policy Institute to discuss Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s first 100 days. Seth Barron from City & State will moderate, and I’ll tackle items I feel should be on de Blasio’s transportation agenda. (For a preview, check out my to-do list for our incoming mayor.) The panel kicks off at 7 p.m. at The Liberty on West 35th St. For information and to RSVP, check out the event’s Facebook page.

Then, on Wednesday, November 20, Problem Solvers makes its fall debut at the Transit Museum. I’ll be sitting down with Randy Gregory, creator of the project 100 Ways to Improve the Subway. Gregory‚Äôs 100 proposals, which range from subway car flooring suggestions to smell detectors, take an inventive, practical and fancifully creative approach to improving nearly every aspect of the subway system. (Read my June coverage of his site right here.) That one kicks off at 6:30 p.m. at the Transit Museum in Downtown Brooklyn, and you can reserve tickets here. I’ll see you next week.

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