Long Island Town Makes Long Island Living Even More Oppressive

01.06.11 Bucky Turco

Officials from Great Neck Village, a tiny town on the North Shore of Long Island where it’s already illegal to smoke cigarettes in public parks, voted to ban smoking on sidewalks in front of commercial businesses now too. Anyone caught violating the law faces a $1,000 penalty or 15 days in jail, however, enforcement could be a problem. Newsday explains: “[T]he village has no police force and its two parking enforcement officers and five building inspectors don’t have time to patrol for illegal smokers.”