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NY tattoo law has issues, but a petition for change is working

As Gothamist points out, a new tattoo-related law goes into effect in NY on December 12, and many are not happy about it. Over 33,000 people have already signed a petition to get some wording changed...

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tattooing or piercing your pet is now illegal in NY

This happened Monday:Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed a bill to increase protections for pets across New York State. The bill prohibits the unnecessary piercing and tattooing of cats, dogs, and all other pets for purely cosmetic purposes for the pleasure of the owner, except under limited circumstances...

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Williamsburg venue Muchmore’s suing New York City, saying cabaret laws are unconstitutional

Enacted in 1926, ​the New York City's ​cabaret laws were originally to put the kibosh on illegal booze. After the repeal of prohibition, the law -- which requires clubs and bars to get an expensive permit for dancing -- went largely unenforced until the Giuliani administration and his efforts to clean up the city...

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Brooklyn DA says his office won’t prosecute minor pot charges

4/20 was Sunday and now comes more good news for marijuana smokers in one of NYC's five boroughs: The NY Post reports that Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson issued a memo to the NYPD that his office will no long­er prosecute people caught with small amounts of pot, or caught smoking it in public:In a move that directly bucks the Police Department's own policy and that of other DAs in the city, Brooklyn prosecutors will be directing cops to free the defendants, seal their cases and destroy their fingerprint file, according to a memo sent the NYPD and obtained by The Post...

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NYC raising cigarette-purchasing age to 21

Heads up to the young smokers in NYC: buying cigarettes is about to get (theoretically) harder, at least until you're 21. The New York Times reports:The legal age for buying tobacco, including cigarettes, electronic cigarettes, cigars and cigarillos will rise to 21, from 18, under a bill adopted by the City Council and which Mayor Michael R...

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A bunch of artists wrote an open letter to Pandora who support the Internet Radio Fairness Act

This letter, signed by a ton of artists and pictured above, is set to appear in an ad in Billboard:We are big fans of Pandora. That's why we helped give the company a discount on rates for the past decade...

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Mayor To Sign Sound Permit Bill For Outdoor Concerts

The Seaside Concert Series is expected to get the green light as Mayor Michael Bloomberg is set to sign off on legislation today that will save the Coney Island concerts...

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“Gov. Paterson reenacts 1920s ticket scalping law, serving notice to StubHub, Ticketmaster and others”

" Gov. Paterson is going nuclear in the political fight over New York's now-expired ticket scalping law. The state's 2007 scalping law, which removed price caps on the resale of tickets, expired Saturday...

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‘The BOSS ACT rewrites rules for concert ticket sales’

"Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-8th Dist.) will announce federal legislation intended to overhaul the concert ticket industry and improve fans' chances of scoring tickets to their favorite acts...

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