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Kid Rides the NYC Subway Alone

Nine–Year–Old NYC Boy Finds His Way Around the City

Izzy Skenazy begged his mama to let him roam the streets of New York City by himself, but she denied him the privilege repeatedly.

Then, one day she broke and she turned him loose on the subways.

To find out what happened,


In the handbag department of Bloomingdale's in midtown Manhattan, Lenore Skenazy gave her son a $20 bill, MetroCard and a map. And with that, the lad navigated his way home on the underground.

Many criticize the mother for letting her child loose in the concrete jungle of NYC. Others applaud her since it is one of the safest big cities in the world.

Would you let your nine–year–old boy ride the subway alone?


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