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No iWalking

Remember back in 1998 when Giuliani and the NYC powers-that-be decided to crack down on jaywalking?

I was a smoker back then, and my boss and I used to stand outside our office building at 45th and 6th, having business meetings puffing away and egging the local midtown cops to ticket the jaywalkers.

The policemen (and women) couldn't be bothered. "Why don't you make a citizen's arrest" was one of their comments.

I have a feeling that, if proposed legislation to ban iPods et al while crossing NYC streets comes into effect, I bet the NYPD will be just as enthused to enforce it as they were to crack down on jaywalkers.