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Pedestrians wanting to walk farther than five city blocks will have to take public transit.
Visitors wishing to tour the Big Apple will have to take a cab, bus, or train. That’s no longer a recommendation. That’s the law.
The New York City Council approved a ban on walking long distances within city limits. The bill passed with a 49-1 vote, with one city council member abstaining.
Under this new law, pedestrians are prohibited from walking farther than five city blocks. Those that break the law could face fines up to $25, the average fare for a single cab trip.
The law was proposed to encourage New Yorkers to utilize public transportation, be it the subway, the bus system, or one of the city’s iconic yellow taxi cabs.
Since the start of the economic recession, public transit revenues have declined as residents have opted to save money by walking, biking, or carpooling.
Mayor Bill de Blas
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For twenty years he has had this stuffed animal and for nineteen of those years he would come home and talk to it. Spilling his guts to it. If he had a bad day, it would know. If he had a good day, it would know. A secret crush? It would know that too. It knew everything. It even had a name. Prance. Prance the grey tabby cat. Prance looked like it had been around for nineteen years. It had whiskers when it was new but those where long gone. It had a small nickel sized burn mark on it from when David thought he could put Prance on top of a light and warm it up so he would be more comfortable to cuddle with. He had underestimated that particular light and he had burned him. David never forgave himself. Prance forgave him, but David couldn't forgive himself.
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