While most people were focused on the surprisingly close mayoral election between Mike Bloomberg and Bill Thompson the New York City Council was making history as white council members became the minority for the very first time.
The election of Debi Rose, the first ever African-American woman to be elected in Staten Island, and Margaret Chin, the first ever Chinese-American representative of Chinatown, means that when the City Council begins its new term in January, 27 of the Council’s 51 seats will be held by minorities.
The 2009 election also featured the election of two gay politicians from Queens being elected to the …continue reading
The frozen yogurt craze creater, Pinkberry, has more than just lawyers to worry about (they are being suedÂ for false product description in California). Now, rats have been seen running around the stores. Take a look at this news clip before you step into another Pinkberry. Personally, I do not go to Pinkberry anymore…the quality of their product is not what it used to be; the “yogurt” is watery now and the toppings (i.e. fruit) are no longer fresh like they used to be.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is planning to implement a cashless toll system on all the six bridges and tunnels connecting New York and New Jersey. Currently, there are cash tolls and E-Z pass tolls at these crossings. The Port Authority believes that by eliminating the cash tolls will reduce congestion. The plan is to install cameras that will take pictures of a car’s license and send a bill to the car’s owner if the car does not have a E-Z pass transmitter. Currently, cash tolls cause traffic slowdowns because drivers need to stop and …continue reading
I was recently in Los Angeles, where the Pinkberry craze is still running full throttle. There are lines out the stores, which translates to 15-20 min waits. However, there is currently a lawsuit filed by Byran Williams, a Los Angeles resident and consumer, against Pinkberry on the grounds of false advertisement. According to the lawsuit, Pinkberry’s frozen yogurt is not actually yogurt since it contains no bacteria cultures. In addition, California Law also states that frozen yogurt sold in retail establishments must be obtained from a licensed manufacturer and fermented after pasteurization, with its ingredients prominently displayed to consumers. Williams …continue reading