Fifty-five percent of the nation's population lives in counties protected by levees. The time has come to admit that one-size-fits-all flood protection will not adequately protect the regions with the most people, property and infrastructure.
When Joseph Lhota served as Rudolph Giuliani's deputy mayor he was so active in combatting the city's rodent problem that Giuliani christened him the "rat czar." So why is he now opposed to an eating ban on the subway?
Anyone who visits department stores, shopping malls or lives in a metropolitan city encounters the ups and downs of elevators and escalators in office buildings, subways, and the like. Refresh yourself with these rules of common courtesy.