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Even better, we're about to get socked with a 9% fare hike for a period in which the inflation rate was 2%.

Value for money!
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any escalators associated with the E line seem to run on a 50% of the time schedule
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Originally Posted by StephenHero View Post

Slightly off topic, but I have a huge jar of change I need to cash, and I've heard some banks don't take them (Chase specifically). I don't want to get on a subway with 45 pounds of quarters unless I know who will count it. Anybody?

The Food Emporium in Union Square at 14th and 4th has a change counting machine.
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finally, someone has a reason to go to Food Emporium
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Even better, we're about to get socked with a 9% fare hike for a period in which the inflation rate was 2%.

Value for money!

Honestly. The MTA is such a clusterfuck.
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well, it would actually be nice if they didn't block them off and let people use them as stairs but they don't. Insult to injury.

If there's not a union contact stipulation preventing their use as stairs I'll eat a bug.
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Even better, we're about to get socked with a 9% fare hike for a period in which the inflation rate was 2%.

Value for money!

Staple food prices 2008 vs 2012
Gallon of Milk $2.16 $4.59 -113%
Pound of Butter $1.95 $5.19 -266%
Pound of Rice $1.10 $2.00 -82%
5 Lb Bag Sugar $2.68 $3.79 -41%
Pound of Potatoes $0.32 $1.30 -306%
5 Lb Bag Flour $1.97 $3.49 -77%
Dozen Eggs $1.29 $2.19 -70%
2 Lb Coffee $5.49 $13.69 -149%
Pound of Ground Meat $3.68 $7.98 -117%
post #1208 of 6116
Thread Starter 
the last fare hike was exactly two years ago, the CPI says 2% for those 24 months.

BTW, I recall doing the math back then as well the story was similar, a fare hike of about 3-4x the rate of inflation
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maybe it'll mean more frequent trains and more reliable elevators.






i know, lololol
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The food rent and pay wages are fucked up but transit is cheap - u can't take a cab from point a - to point b within the borough for less than $10- if one way was $5 that would still be a bargain -
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

maybe it'll mean more frequent trains and more reliable elevators.






i know, lololol

That's the worst thing, the prices go up, up, up, greater than inflation... And nothing gets any better. patch[1].gif
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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

Even better, we're about to get socked with a 9% fare hike for a period in which the inflation rate was 2%.

Value for money!

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Originally Posted by musicmax View Post

Staple food prices 2008 vs 2012
Gallon of Milk $2.16 $4.59 -113%
Pound of Butter $1.95 $5.19 -266%
Pound of Rice $1.10 $2.00 -82%
5 Lb Bag Sugar $2.68 $3.79 -41%
Pound of Potatoes $0.32 $1.30 -306%
5 Lb Bag Flour $1.97 $3.49 -77%
Dozen Eggs $1.29 $2.19 -70%
2 Lb Coffee $5.49 $13.69 -149%
Pound of Ground Meat $3.68 $7.98 -117%

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Originally Posted by Manton View Post

the last fare hike was exactly two years ago, the CPI says 2% for those 24 months.

BTW, I recall doing the math back then as well the story was similar, a fare hike of about 3-4x the rate of inflation

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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

maybe it'll mean more frequent trains and more reliable elevators.






i know, lololol

Quit whining. You will someday look back on this as the good old days of public transportation in NYC. In ten years' time, they will be means tested. $15 a ride for the 53% and tourists. Everyone else rides free.
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Originally Posted by FlaneurNYC View Post

The Food Emporium in Union Square at 14th and 4th has a change counting machine.

I don't know about NY, but here in LA it's pretty easy to find a supermarket or CVS with a Coinstar machine. If you're willing to take a gift card for Amazon or one of the other participating retailers, or credit spendable in the store where the machine is located, there's no fee. www.coinstar.com/



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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

A little escalator maintenance perspective: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Human-waste-shuts-down-BART-escalators-3735981.php

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Originally Posted by lawyerdad View Post

I don't know about NY, but here in LA it's pretty easy to find a supermarket or CVS with a Coinstar machine. If you're willing to take a gift card for Amazon or one of the other participating retailers, or credit spendable in the store where the machine is located, there's no fee. www.coinstar.com/

the odds are if you're in NYC then you're actually carrying around huge containers of coins on the bus/subway/cab so you've got to be sure.
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