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Ep. 13 of ‘The Next Stop Is…’ goes island-hopping

by Benjamin Kabak

NextStopis After a week off due to some scheduling conflicts, the one and only Second Ave. Sagas’ podcast “The Next Stop Is…” returns with some island-hopping. Unfortunately, as yet another snow storm bears down on the New York City area, we’re not enjoying some tropical islands; instead, we visit the isles of Manhattan, Staten and Long.

In our chat this week, Eric Brasure and I discuss first the ints and outs of the Verrazano toll relief. Needless to say, it wasn’t my favorite political move of the year. Then, we delve into the bad news out of the East Side Access project. What does it mean for transit expansion if the MTA keeps delivery projects years late and billions over budget? Finally, we can a journey to the light-hearted side of subway travel. A new group is trying to make subway travel easier, but the MTA has other ideas.

This week’s recording is a little shorter than usually, topping out at just over 19 minutes, but that just makes it even more appropriate for your subway ride home this evening. You can grab the podcast right here on iTunes or pull the raw MP3 file. If you enjoy what you hear, subscribe to updates on iTunes as well and consider leaving us a review. If you have any questions you’d like us to tackle, leave ’em in the comments below.

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CSH February 12, 2014 - 1:12 pm

You ever think of running for public office? We need more urbanists in city council or the statehouse. Thinking back to the mayoral race, most the people vying to run NYC seem to dislike cities…

SEAN February 12, 2014 - 2:29 pm

What you posted can apply to nearly every large US metropolitan area since most residents are suburbanites & most of them carry the shortsighted byasses that go with such a mindset.


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