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Food Truck Congestion Pricing

Food Truck Congestion Pricing

Hundreds of food trucks slowed traffic during afternoon rush hour last Thursday in a mass protest of the city’s new congestion-pricing scheme. The act of civil disobedience, coordinated by the Mobile Food Providers Alliance, delayed commuters on their way home from work by up to 90 minutes. At 5:30 p.m., at least 215 food trucks…

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What You’re Voting For Tomorrow, Locally

What You’re Voting For Tomorrow, Locally

That’s right, tomorrow’s election day and, in addition to the presidential race, there are also many local races and issues to be decided, in what is expected to be a day of record turnout. A few items which will appear on (most of) your local ballots follow: Mayoral Largely between incumbent Mayor Joseph Wilders (D)…

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Video Games Going Away Once Again

Video Games Going Away Once Again

The city council has reinstated a previously-repealed 1946 ordinance [seventh item] banning from city limits any and all stand-alone arcade devices and games. This measure has been taken in response to a wave of rigged slot machines appearing in the wake of the city council’s late April decision. The Video Game Museum at Mabel Tripp…

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The Return of the One-Armed Bandits

The Return of the One-Armed Bandits

The repeal two weeks ago [seventh item] of a 1946 city ordinance against stand-alone arcade games may be contributing to the largest incidence of rigged slot-machine syndicates operating within the city limits since 1945, according to police. The abandoned ordinance – repealed two weeks ago as part of Mayor Wilders’ C.O.M.B. initiative [first item] –…

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Breaking: Former Arcade Owner Suing City Over 1981 Arrest

Breaking: Former Arcade Owner Suing City Over 1981 Arrest

Daniel D. Merton of the South Pepper Street neighborhood filed suit late yesterday against the City Council, municipal government, Mayor Wilders, four former city council members and two retired police officers over a 1981 arrest and conviction under the recently-repealed city ordinance banning the presence of stand-alone gaming devices within city limits.The measure – repealed…

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Friday Facts: Discount Pork Credit Rebate A.M.

Friday Facts: Discount Pork Credit Rebate A.M.

:: Mayor Wilders’ recent initiative to “clean up” the city’s catalog of archaic, outdated, obtuse or redundant ordinances begins in earnest next Wednesday when he plans to unveil his self-authored C.O.M.B. (Consolidate Our Municipal Bylaws) Initiative. Among the ordinances targeted by the measure are a 1988 ban on prostitution services for pets, last year’s activist…

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The Bars of St. Mary’s

The Bars of St. Mary’s

Liquor permits in the Lawsonhurst district are a bit hard to come by. It’s one of the areas of the city whose spirits laws fall under the stricter 1913 Annexation Plan and as such, it has a fixed number of permits available at any given time, as opposed to the more relaxed methods of permitting…

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Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

Friday Facts: Taupe, Bertram Cates, Waspgrass

:: As temperatures start to warm up, we would like to offer a reminder that a city ordinance passed last year makes public male toplessness illegal in the area bordered by 4th St, Gordon Ave, 57th St, and Burton Blvd. :: Several street name re-dedications are scheduled for summer 2007 including: Rue de la Meuse…

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Friday Facts: Alda, Chinnelle, Fake Moustaches

Friday Facts: Alda, Chinnelle, Fake Moustaches

:: Celebrities that have spent more than 24 hours in the custody of the city’s police force: Paris Hilton, Cam’ron, Willie Nelson, Stephen Baldwin, Alan Alda :: Planning a visit to the city and looking forward to doing a little shopping in the “Antiquities District” around the 108th Street and Calendar Avenue area? You might…

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