Iconic NYC experience to be banned?

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    They don't want to start screwing with the tourism. Last time I checked it was a big part of the economy.
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    Well that's not what I really meant. I was referring to just paying attention to the signals. I don't think I every bothered with the buttons.
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    Last time we were up there I told my wife that would probably get you shot in states that allowed concealed weapons. The only time I really got mad was when some fool blew the horn at me as I was backing out of a space in a convenience store in NJ. I unloaded on his young ass after he pulled up behind me as I was backing out an layed on the horn.
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    It was a few months back when a runaway cab mowed down a British tourist on the sidewalk.
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    Horns as a cause of road rage? In NJ? You don't say? haha.

    In NYC, sometimes at red lights folks will start blowing their horn during the period of time when the other light turns red but before their light turns green.

    There's a hum to the city that folks get used to, but also at times, like when motorcylces come racing down the street, or from horns and loud trucks, that can really get to a person. I miss a lot about NYC but not that.
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    Guy was probably still ticked over the burning of Washington during the War of 1812. :D
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    I doubt the Bangladeshis have any great love for the British either.
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    Where'd the dumb button go?
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    Iconic to anyone who has ever seen a movie, basically, unless they like to go with smugly jaded as their default attitude toward anything. Which, in fairness, could be a lot of New Yorkers.
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    What's next, no helicopter tours?
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    Go watch the documentary Blackfish, and come back to us about how you feel about animal exploitation
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    Iconic shmiconic. It's a tourist trap that won't be missed. Call it smug all you want but your fanciful view from the outside drips of its own condescension
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    By and large people don't use their horns here in Seattle. Drivers are overly polite, and back in the early 90s even more so. It takes some adjustment after moving here from the East Coast, probably even more so if you're coming from some place like NYC.



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    It's a natural law, the closer one gets to NYC, the less polite drivers get.
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    Tell me about it, you should see them down here in the summer. :D
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    The is certainly a seasonal shift in the geographic distribution of this law, but also there are quite a few areas on the east coast in which the effects of the law are most heavily concentrated. :cool:
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    Will the electric cars be towing carriages?
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    from todays wsj

    NEW YORK—Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in Wednesday, promising to usher in a sweeping agenda that would remake the nation's largest city as a foundry for liberal ideas.

    Among the Democrat's early priorities are higher taxes on city residents making more than $500,000 a year, universal prekindergarten, de-emphasizing standardized testing in public schools and reining in aggressive street stops by the police.

    The new mayor, whose campaign theme was ending a "tale of two cities," has made clear that he would like to be a national leader in trying to combat income inequality. Scott Stringer, the city's new comptroller, said the 52-year-old Mr. de Blasio would tackle the income gap "in a way that hasn't been a priority since Lyndon Johnson's war on poverty."

    The city for the past 20 years has been ruled by mayors who won office as Republicans:
    Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg. During those years, violent crime fell to record lows, mirroring national trends, while high-school graduation rates rose and development moved into neighborhoods once seen as dangerous. The agencies Mr. de Blasio says he wants to change—the New York Police Department and the Department of Education, to name two—were often held up as national models.

    biz leaders not happy. sad to think that the arrogance of the lib party believe that they have no options, looks like they will have to learn the hard way

    Kathryn Wylde, president of the Partnership for New York City, a group of business leaders, said there was lingering nervousness in the business community about Mr. de Blasio, who also wants to expand the scope of a law that requires higher wages be paid by companies that receive taxpayer subsidies. The tone, she said, is "dramatically different than what we've had for the last 20 years."

    the libs now control both the city council and the mayor's office for the first time in 20 years

    Mr. de Blasio will also have to contend with a city Democratic Party that has been out of power for 20 years and wants big changes fast. For the first time in a generation, the mayor and the vast majority of the City Council will be from the same party, raising questions about checks and balances at City Hall. The new City Council is seen as one of the most liberal in recent memory.

    "I think de Blasio is going to find himself in the position of needing to restrain a majority that he generally agrees with from doing too much too soon," said Kenneth Sherrill, professor emeritus at Hunter College.


    think about where NYC was 20 years ago before they started electing pub mayors and where their finances and safety are now. this lib will surely reduce that trend
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    He wants to change the NYPD so much that he hired back the very man, Bill Bratton, who as the NYPD commissioner under Giuliani was given nearly all the credit (rightfully or not) for the nationally leading drop in crime in NYC since the 1990s. Look up COMPSTAT.

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