“But Jenny Carroll of Sunnyside, Queens, said the changes [to make Union Square more pedestrian-friendly] were not only unnecessary, but will be a burden on the people who come to the Union Square neighborhood to shop. ” I think we need more parking spaces,” she said. ” I’m sorry about the green people, but there is a park right here, and when you come to the stores, you don’t have a place to park.”—
Someone far less excited to see Union Square finally become the pedestrian haven it always should have been.
After four years of my serving as Tumblr’s lead developer, Tumblr’s technical management needs have evolved to require types of experience that I don’t have, and my independent career has offered a lot of opportunities that I haven’t had the time to take full advantage of.
It’s been more than an honor to work with the legendary Marco Arment, whose depth and breadth of expertise will be sorely missed. Most importantly, though, how can we possibly find someone who knows as much about coffee?
“Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver isn’t the only Albany leader with a stock-portfolio stake in companies that do business with the state. Republican Senate boss Dean Skelos and his wife, Gail, own shares in 14 companies with a combined 111 state contracts worth more than $2 billion.”—
Section XII, Prohibiting the Throwing of Fruit Skins etc on Walks:
Any person who shall cast, throw or deposit on any sidewalk or crossing in any street, avenue or public place within the corporate limits of The City of New York, any part or portion of any fruit or vegetable or other substances, which, when stepped upon by any person is liable to cause, or does cause, him or her to slip or fall, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof before any magistrate, shall be punished by a fine of not less than one dollar nor more than five dollars, or in default of the payment of such fine, by imprisonment not less than one day nor more than ten days, at the discretion of the court.
”—An 1897 ordinance, under which the ol’ banana peel stunt could earn you ten days in jail