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Despite former Mayor Bloomberg’s failure to ban all sodas larger than 16 ounces, the War on Sugary Drinks continues in New York. Assemblyman Jeff Dinowitz, a Bronx Democrat, is insisting that the drinks carry health warning labels similar to a pack of cigarettes. In defense of the bill, Dinowitz stated, “The legislation is educational. It […]

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Today, New York state’s highest court refused to reinstate the city’s limits on the sale of big sodas, losing its final appeal. The Bloomberg initiative with the Board of Health had “exceeded the scope of its regulatory authority,” the court ruled. In a 4-to-2 vote, the judges upheld the previous ruling against the ban by two lower courts. The […]

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Mayor Bloomberg’s soda ban is currently kaput, which is nice, but some eateries in the city are still (justifiably) pissed. Restaurants like Schnipper’s bought all these small beverage cups to comply with the dumb regulations, but those dumb regulations never happened. So now, there are 100,000 cups Schnipper’s can’t return or use, because they provide […]

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Mayor Bloomberg probably has a sadface right now. New York Supreme Court Judge Milton Tingling ruled today that the soda ban planned to start Tuesday will be on hold and ignored. Tingling called the ban “fraught with arbitrary and capricious consequences.” Furthermore, Tingling wrote: The simple reading of the rule leads to the earlier acknowledged […]

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It seemed almost inevitable that legal action would be taken over Mayor Bloomberg’s ban on sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces, and the first shots have finally been fired. In an attempt to overturn the ban, soft-drink industry trade organization American Beverage Association filed a lawsuit against the city in State Supreme Court today, alongside several New York […]

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In a move that seems almost specifically designed to get under Mayor Bloomberg’s skin, refreshment stands at the just-opened Barclays Center charge 50 cents more for a regular water ($4.50) than they do for a regular soda ($4.00). Though the arena’s management agreed to comply with the sub-16-oz soda rules 6 months ahead of schedule, this […]

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Movie tickets aren’t cheap and the cost of treats once Cerberus-in-a-red-vest gives you back your stub is downright astronomical. Since Bloomberg wants to drop pop (and lock it?), movie theatre honchos say they may need to jack prices up even higher. Robert Sunshine, a spokesman for the National Association of Theatre Owners says that the ban would have “tremendous […]

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NYC filmmaker Casey Neistat offers up a nuanced, unbiased explanation of Bloomberg’s proposed “soda ban” in this short documentary for the New York Times. The facts, as Neistat lays them out: under the ban, 7-eleven stores could still sell sodas as large as they’d like, because they’re not regulated by the city, Dunkin’ Donuts could sell […]

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You may have heard about how Mayor Bloomberg plans to strike a crippling blow against obesity by banning large sugary drinks in New York City. He’s very proud of it, despite the common criticism of it being a further example of his “nanny state” philosophy. The proposed ban will be voted on by the Board […]

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