NY City Council Overturns Mayor’s Veto Of Cell Phone Ban

Last year New York’s City Council passed an ordinance prohibiting use of cell phones in theatres and concert halls. The mayor vetoed it. Wednesday, the council voted 38-5 to override the veto. Henceforth, in New York City, “talking on a cell phone, dialing, listening or even having one ring during a performance will constitute a violation punishable by a $50 fine.”