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Should The Creepy Times Square Costumed Characters Be Regulated?

http://gothamist.com

The Disneyfication of Times Square really has come full circle—the formerly gritty crossroads of the world has become so family-friendly that it's starting to become seedy again, thanks to a mob of street hustlers dressed as cartoon characters demanding tips from tourists. On Sunday, a man dressed as Cookie Monster allegedly shoved a child and cursed at his mother when she didn't tip fast enough, and several other characters have been arrested in recent months. The situation has attracted so much media attention that now regulation is being considered.

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'We Were Handcuffing Kids For No Reason': Stop-And-Frisk Goes On Trial

http://www.thenation.com

Recently a 16 year old was killed in the Bronx by police officers in plain clothes. Witnesses swear that the man had no gun. People take to the streets in protest. Police officers challenge stop and frisk laws. "Roughly 4.4 million people have been stopped by the NYPD during the joint tenure of Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, according to official government data. Nearly nine out of ten have been released without an arrest or summons. About 86 percent of those stopped have been black or Latino. "

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NYC Slow Snow Cleanup Was Sanitation Department's Budget Protest

http://www.nypost.com

Miles of roads stretching from as north as Whitestone, Queens, to the south shore of Staten Island still remained treacherously unplowed last night because of the shameless job action, several sources and a city lawmaker said, which was over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts.

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Eldelry woman slapped with 'garbage' $100 ticket - NYPOST.com

http://www.nypost.com

Senior Citizen gets $100 fine for putting a newspaper in a public trash can. Sanitation cop Kathy Castro wrote Gluckin the summons for putting "improper refuse" in a city litter basket.

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Private NYC Bus Service Picks Up Slack from MTA Cuts

http://beta.wnyc.org

A number of private bus companies and van drivers are trying to pick up the slack left by this summer's MTA's service cuts. They're thinking private enterprise could operate those routes more efficiently than the public sector -- and even make a profit. In late June, one company, Mr. S Charter Services, started running along a former express bus route in Brooklyn.

The buses don’t look like typical MTA buses. When one pulls up to Coney Island Avenue and Avenue X after 7:30 one morning, its windshield is embalzoned with the words "God Bless America" and "Blessed Save with Grace."

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New tax to push cigarettes over $10 a pack in NYC

http://www.myfoxny.com

Ten dollars for a pack of cigarettes? It might soon become a reality in many stores in New York City. The cigarette tax in New York would jump $1.60 a pack under a tentative deal struck between Governor David Paterson and state government leaders.

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