Monday, February 26, 2007

TREND WATCH: Proposed NY Bans

New York City Councilman Peter Vallone Jr. (D-Queens), is introducing legislation, New York 1 reports, banning dog owners from keeping their pets tied up for more than three hours. Vallone, recall, has previously attempted to ban pit bulls.


  1. Talking/listening/playing while walking crosswalks
  2. Skinny models
  3. "N-word"
  4. Electric-assist pedicabs
  5. Public pension investments in companies with business in Sudan
  1. pit bulls
  2. trans-fats
  3. aluminum baseball bats
  4. the purchase of tobacco by 18- to 20-year-olds
  5. foie gras
  6. pedicabs in parks
  7. new fast-food restaurants (but only in poor neighborhoods)
  8. lobbyists from the floor of council chambers
  9. lobbying city agencies after working at the same agency
  10. vehicles in Central and Prospect parks
  11. cell phones in upscale restaurants
  12. the sale of pork products made in a processing plant in Tar Heel, N.C., because of a unionization dispute
  13. mail-order pharmaceutical plans
  14. candy-flavored cigarettes
  15. gas-station operators adjusting prices more than once daily
  16. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus
  17. Wal-Mart
  18. the process that makes steaks pink
  19. subway ads poking fun at outer boroughs

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