Thursday, December 13, 2007

TREND WATCH: Proposed NY Bans

List is current as of 5:47 PM, Friday, December 14th ...

New York City:

2007:
  1. The display of nooses
  2. Homework that takes more than 2.5 hours/night
  3. Horse-drawn carriages from Central Park
  4. Feeding pigeons
  5. City Council ads with holiday messages that are taxpayer financed
  6. City Councilmembers using public funds for personal ads
  7. Styrofoam containers in food services
  8. Various contributions to city politicians
  9. Etching acid
  10. High rises in the Upper West Side
  11. 'Stealing' recyclables
  12. Peeping toms
  13. Videotaping in public without a permit
  14. Smoking in cars with minors
  15. The word "bitch"
  16. The word "ho"
  17. Free formula samples for new mothers at city hospitals
  18. Teenage possession of spray paint
  19. Businesses from leaving their windows or doors open while air conditioners are on inside
  20. Dogs from being tied up three-plus hours
  21. Talking/listening/playing while walking crosswalks
  22. Skinny models
  23. The "N-word"
  24. Electric-assist pedicabs
  25. Public pension investments in companies with business in Sudan
2006:
  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
2004:
  1. Loud car alarms
  2. Vendors from Ground Zero
2003:
  1. Cell phones during public performances
2002:
  1. Toy guns
  2. Soft drinks and snacks in city public schools

New York:

2007:
  1. Texting while driving
  2. Using I-pods/cell phones while crossing the street
  3. Plastic bags
  4. Nooses
  5. Spectating dog fights
  6. Smoking in cars with minors
  7. Plastic water bottles
  8. Styrofoam used in food services
  9. Thin models

3 comments:

Anwyn said...

Thursday was the 13th, not Friday. :)

And yeah, I saw it Thursday but was waiting for one of your friends to tell you instead of me ... ;)

tom said...

Thanks -- I think I was totally spaced out on ether when I wrote that.

Anwyn said...

Dare I go ahead and tell you that now the date of the post is Thursday 12/13 and the stated date in the text is Friday 12/14?

Ether? Yikes. Did you have some surgery/dentistry?