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Mo' Moneychangers and Extra Corporate Cheese

Kudos to Transfer for digging up this fun fact with which to impress your enemies and scare your friends:

Manhattan has 25 percent more banks and 80 percent more national pizza chains than it had five years ago.
That's from a Washington Post article with the label "Dispatch from an Uncivil City" about NYC's efforts at enforcing quality of life ordinances. The verdict? A mixed bag. Still, don't miss this little shoutout to the paper's hometown readers from downtown resident Bill Dobbs:
The worst of Rudy's prudery has passed, but large areas of Manhattan became very vapid. If that kept up, New York City was going to be as dull as D.C.
· New Yorkers Don't Let a Few Laws Get in the Way [WaPo]