Electric Bikes, or e-Bikes, are illegal in New York State. Because they have motors they do not qualify as bicycles. Because they cannot be registered with the Department of Motor Vehicles they are not vehicles.
For the middle class and upper-middle class, the choice is either to trade off a potentially well-funded retirement or to consign one's children to decades of debt in order to receive a strong education.
The hard work of mitigating climate change is the real answer to this problem. How many billions, if not trillions of dollars, must we spend before we recognize that we need to transition from fossil fuels to renewable energy?
When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast in the fall, faith leaders rose to the challenge of attempting to provide basic needs -- not only for our own congregants but for the greater community as well.
The proposed soda ban highlights one crucial tenet about Americans: We do not like being told what to do. Rather, we prefer to be seduced by slick marketing and sexy ad campaigns.
To say all police officers in New York City take advantage of their power and persecute people of color would be absurd, but to say that none of them do like Mayor Bloomberg suggested is equally absurd.
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As of this week, the half-year anniversary of the Newtown shootings, the Bloomberg-funded organization, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, is also taking the message to the voters, nationwide.
An especially welcome component of the plan is a $1.2 billion program "to encourage all vulnerable property owners to make additional flood-protection improvements to their properties," not just those mandated to own federal flood insurance. Unfortunately, there are major flaws.
The political clock is ticking. Six months have passed since President Obama won re-election and promised to do something about power plants. It will take all the time he has left to develop and implement a plan. He needs to start now.
Teachers are being told that while there is no official lesson plan design, they better follow the recommended one if they expect to pass the upcoming evaluations.
There's an opportunity for you, challenger brand, to take advantage of the backlash against soda and create a little niche for yourself. Innovate around where the audience is, from Gen Y- and Z-ers to helicopter parents who couldn't imagine anything as toxic as soda touching their children's lips.
The Bloomberg administration's attack on the judiciary signals a disturbing new track by the mayor and his team as they continue to cling to the notion that stop-and-frisk in its current form is being applied appropriately.
The fool has signed his own warrant. Even he knows that of all the fundamentally lethal implements, only guns have a special dispensation from God and Jefferson.
I will leave it to the sociologists to figure out whether race has anything to do with this, but one thing is for certain: there has been a definite spike in political militancy since President Obama took office in 2009, and a lot of it has come from the right.