City Council Member Margaret Chin, whose district includes Chinatown, is still fighting for legislation she introduced to the City Council this April that would punish anyone caught knowingly purchasing counterfeit goods with a fine of up to $1,000 and a one-year jail sentence. She believes the bill would stop tourists from flocking to the neighborhood for fake Prada handbags and […]
Most New Yorkers remember the inconveniences caused by rolling blackouts that swept the Eastern seaboard during the heatwave in the summer of 2003. Some may remember similar citywide outages in 1965 and 1977. Here are a few steps you can take to prepare for lost power: Do your part to prevent power outages in the first place: Turn off electronic […]
Excessive noise is a menace to “public health, comfort, convenience, safety, welfare and prosperity,” according to the city’s website. Besides that, it’s really aggravating.
It’s summer in the Greater New York region, which means there is probably a flea market, outdoor festival, rooftop film screening and naked jog/swim/unicycle ride happening this moment within two miles of where you’re reading this. It’s possible that there are more online summer guides per square mile here than anywhere in the world. Being that not all summer guides are […]
The city launched, “Make New York Your Gym,” a campaign to get more residents to take advantage of the free or low-cost exercise activities in the city. But adults without children are not permitted in most city playgrounds…Where can adult New Yorkers workout in public? City Limits reports.
The Old Marble Cemetery: I just like to peek in and get my fix of greenery.