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07.11.12 Bucky Turco

Back in December of 2010, a federal judge ruled that the City of New York can’t force store owners who sell cigarettes to post obnoxiously gross anti-smoking posters. Undeterred, Mayor Bloomberg tried to appeal the decision and lost. I never thought I’d say this, but thanks again for protecting our rights big tobacco! […]

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Joshua Rivera

Last fall saw the opening of New York City’s first 20-mph “slow zone” in the Bronx, complete with speed bumps and extra signage. Soon, Inwood will be home to the first slow zone in Manhattan. And Tuesday, Mayor Bloomberg announced that thirteen new slow zones will be added to different neighborhoods, with more to be […]

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07.09.12 Andy Cush

It’s easy to complain about small apartments in New York. I live in one; you probably do, too. They’re cramped, the air’s stuffy, you’re always eating dinner on the couch. We live in these tiny boxes because they’re often the cheapest option available. The question at hand: if you could pay even less, would you […]

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07.05.12 Joshua Rivera

In his speech before this weeks annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating contest, Mayor Michael Bloomberg found himself reading one pun too many. “Who wrote this shit?” the mayor quipped when all the hot dog themed word play got to be too much for him. I hope the speechwriter responsible wasn’t fired, as I’m really looking […]

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06.20.12 Andy Cush

In an effort to support Upper West Side independent businesses, a new Bloomberg-supported plan would limit the size of new storefronts in the area to 40 feet. The idea is that if deep-pocketed chain stores were forced to limit the size of their storefronts, they’d be less likely to snatch up hotly-contested retail space. “These […]

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06.10.12 Bucky Turco

Speaking at a black church in Brownsville on Sunday, the mayor upheld stop-and-frisk, citing erroneous crime statistics, just like Ray Kelly, to justify it. However, Bloomberg did backtrack ever so slightly on the invasive searches, borrowing from Bill Clinton’s “Mend it, don’t end it” slogan in defense of affirmative action, and applying it to the […]

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05.16.12 Allison Burtch

One of the first trials of an Occupy-related arrest does indeed show that the NYPD’s habit of arresting first, lying later doesn’t work out so well. […]

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04.19.12 Bucky Turco

NYC’s less than honest mayor claims he’s not trying to ban smoking with his new proposal that would require landlords to disclose where residents can and can’t light up. “We’re not trying to ban anything, but I’ve always believed, as you know, that if you want to smoke, I think [you] should have a right […]

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04.12.12 Bucky Turco

Mayor Bloomberg just launched a national campaign against ‘Stand Your Ground’ gun laws, like the one in Florida that led to the shooting death of unarmed teenager Trayon Martin (whose assailant George Zimmerman was finally charged, over a month and a half later). At a press conference on Wednesday, he said that a “Shoot First” […]

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03.20.12 Bucky Turco

http://animalnewyork.com/2012/02/judge-invalidates-mayors-heartless-plan-for-the-homeless/ […]

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