Consider yourself lucky if you live in a place where you can take your car to the grocery store. Such is not the case for New Yorkers, who can only buy what they can carry home with two hands. There's also the lack of elevators in some apartment buildings to consider, and the weather (you don't want to be dragging paper bags of food home in the rain.)
Parking tickets can tell us a surprising amount about the goings on in a city. Pratt Institute statistics professor Ben Wellington writes a blog called I Quant NY in which he uses publicly available free data from the city government and other sources to analyze different aspects of life in New York City.
I just moved back to New York after 10 years in Los Angeles. Mostly, it's been great. But today, I got my first taste of Manhattan's mean side. As you can see from this parking ticket, I now owe the city $115.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is planning a major roll-out of an online grocery business that it has been quietly developing for years, targeting one of the largest retail sectors yet to be upended by e-commerce, according to two people familiar with the situation.
A new startup, Fixed, is helping San Francisco residents fight parking tickets with a mobile app. David Hegarty and DJ Burdick cofounded Fixed last fall after Hegarty received five parking tickets in three weeks. Hegarty knew how to contest tickets, but he realized that his friends didn't and often just paid the fine.
Okay, so the license plates given to state legislators in Colorado aren’t actually magical, but they are invisible, at least on the state Dept. of Motor Vehicle database, thus allowing some scofflaw lawmakers (scofflawmakers?) to get out of hundreds of dollars in parking and speeding tickets.