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The City Haul: No-smoking at Home, a Grace Period for Parking Meter Users, Celebs Against Garbage

By Heather Grossmann | November 16, 2009 8:59am | Updated on November 16, 2009 9:24am

By Heather Grossmann

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

MANHATTAN — The city's movement to ban smoking extends to your living room as landlords create "no-smoking" buildings. [nytimes.com]

Former Mayor Rudy Giuliani hit the talk show circuit yesterday to warn of the doom and gloom he thinks self-admitted 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's trial will bring to the city... [observer.com]

...while the White House runs defense on the (alarmist?) messaging. [nydailynews.com]

City Hall's renovation will cost $90 million, 50 percent more than was anticipated. [nypost.com]

The City Council will vote on a five minute grace period for parking meter users. [DNAinfo.com]

Gov. David Paterson says he will not enact a proposed $25 license plate fee if the legislature works with him to find alternatives for fixing the budget gap. [timesunion.com]  

But the governor and the legislature aren't playing too well together on the budget. Things between state Democrats — most notably state Sen. Carl Krueger — and the governor are getting "heated." [nydailynews.com]

Tthe state Republicans aren't happy with the budget plans, either — they say Democrats are hoping to alleviate New York's budget crisis by taxing health services. [nypost.com]

Sen. Chuck Schumer says a federal loophole in gun control allowed accused Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Hasan to buy a gun. [nydailynews.com]

Celebrities use their star power to try and stop the city from building a sanitation facility in TriBeCa. [nytimes.com, DNAinfo.com]

Check out Rev. Al Sharpton on the cover of Ebony. [twitter.com]