Cities: Everything's Up, Up, Up to Date

In front of New York's city hall marched a man carrying a 6-ft., 22-lb. replica of a rubber stamp with a sign:

THE COUNCIL IS A RUBBER STAMP FOR

BOSS WAGNER. Seven busloads of employees from Macy's department store paraded with balloons and placards reading

DON'T DRIVE SALES FROM THE CITY—WE

NEED THEM. A hardy band of Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce members, still full of vim after marching across Brooklyn Bridge, waved banners urging secession from New York City.

These demonstrators, and hundreds of others, had gathered to protest Democratic Mayor Robert F. Wagner's proposal to increase the city sales tax from 3% to...

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