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New York Found a Way To Charge People for Looking at the Night Sky

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  1. oldshadow Steel Belt

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    New York has discovered a way to charge people for looking at the night sky, and it looks like the state is taking full advantage of the new discovery.

    The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is now offering a stargazing permit for those wanting to observe the night sky in a number of parks throughout the Empire State.”

    So how long before they find a way to tax people to breathe? What the hell is going on up there.

    https://www.westernjournal.com/new-york-found-way-charge-people-looking-night-sky/

    Edit: added link
     
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  2. Aegon Spengler Gold Belt

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    “I wasn’t up here to stargaze officer I came up here to get a handjob. Thank god you’re finally here”
     
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  3. nostradumbass Steel Belt

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    AOC checked the state's bank balance and realized they didn't actually gain $3 billion dollars from Amazon not moving there and had to think of something. Checkmate, atheists.
     
  4. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    They're not charging people just for looking at stars, they're charging for nighttime recreational use of parks. Not exactly a new concept.
     
  5. tramendous Silver Belt

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    Way to be the wet blanket in a good ol outrage wank thread
     
  6. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    It's from a "Daily Caller" affiliated web-rag. What an embarrassing place to get your news. Good times lol.
     
  7. oldshadow Steel Belt

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    So it was against the law to be in the parks at night before this?

    And now with this special permit you can be there?

    It’s still sounds like bull shit to me.
     
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    So it’s not true they are not doing this?
     
  9. Fawlty Memesy were the borogroves Platinum Member

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    If you don't think the public should be charged for nighttime recreational use of city parks, that could be a point of view worth considering. That's doesn't make for a very compelling Facebook-style sensationalist headline, though.
     
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    *Adjusts big black framed glasses (Sniffles and wipes nose)

    "they're charging for nighttime recreational use of parks. Not exactly a new concept"
     
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    you just want to be mad about something dont you.
     
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    Old news, the permit has been in existence since three years ago and exclusively for Long Island, not the whole state.
     
  13. Sonnyboi83 Purple Belt

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    they better provide security if charges to stay
     
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    *adjusts fedora (wipes cheetos dust off fingers)

    “*Adjusts big black framed glasses (Sniffls and wipes nose)”
     
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    no its not. What your paying for isn't just to look at the skies, its for parking past 6. This is just right wing outrage nonsense over nothing.

    https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/new-york-stargazing-permit/

     
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    looking at the sky from my backyard.


    edit: I just got a notification that my credit card got charged WTF
     
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    I live near the beach and they don't want ANYBODY on the beach after sunset, so I can imagine that costs for the permits relates to having extra security / staff around during those night hours. Here's the pricing fee indicated in the source. Note it lists a few parks, parking lots, and a beach.

    STARGAZING PERMIT Requirements: Fee of $35.00, $60-Out of State – Vehicle Registration and Driver’s License Required Permit allows after sunset parking for stargazing only, valid January 1 - December 31 at: Hither Hills - Except July & August Jones Beach - West End 2 and Field 6 Montauk Point – Upper Parking Lot Robert Moses - Field 2 Gov. Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow - Field 1 & Field 3 Wildwood – Main Parking Lot Sold at: Babylon Headquarters-Permit Office (beginning January 2nd), Jones Beach, Montauk Downs, Robert Moses, Governor Alfred E. Smith/Sunken Meadow and Wildwood Stargazing Permits are only sold January 1 – March 31 and the Tuesday after Labor Day - December 31.

    Looks like $35 for the year to cover incidentals involved with having more people around. While I see the idea of "paying to see the stars" it's really just the cost associated with having people around after normal hours. Light pollution in cities makes it difficult to see stars so people need to go out to places such as this to see anything. Just kind of 1st world problems but I have no issue with them asking for a small fee in this instance.
     
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    Just another way to squeeze more money out of people. Fuckin assholes.

    Hopefully it is not wishful thinking that the extra revenue "generated" will all go into the Park...
     

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