Friday, January 07, 2005

Tourists: can't live with 'em, would love to live without 'em

I feel silly linking to a Gawker story, but I had to, as this was an idea whose time had come a loooooong time ago, and made its way on to Creggers: MC with New York for New Yorkers? (via Gawker)
It's basically a system of fines for doing stupid touristy stuff like spending money at WTC, at chain restaurants like Olive Garden and Applebees, but it's for a good cause.
Some of the funds raised by this program will be earmarked for educational initiatives, such as a mandatory 20-minute walking class given to all disembarking passengers who fail to show a NY State ID card at JFK, LaGuardia or Newark (if the state of New Jersey agrees) - covering proper pace and group arrangement on sidewalks, clearing doorways and subway turnstiles to let people through, et cetera.

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