Tuesday, February 27, 2007

TREND WATCH: Proposed NY Bans

Gale Brewer is proposing, The New York Sun reports, to ban city businesses from leaving windows or doors open while air conditioners are on inside.


  1. Dogs from being tied up three-plus hours
  2. Talking/listening/playing while walking crosswalks
  3. Skinny models
  4. The "N-word"
  5. Electric-assist pedicabs
  6. 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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