Bloomberg’s Utopia – New York’s Freedom Ban Starts In A Week….

undefinedNEW YORK – Take a big gulp, New York: Hizzoner is about to give you a pop.

Nanny Bloomberg unleashes his ban on large sodas on March 12 — and there are some nasty surprises lurking for hardworking families.

Say goodbye to that 2-liter bottle of Coke with your pizza delivery, pitchers of soft drinks at your kid’s birthday party and some bottle-service mixers at your favorite nightclub.

They’d violate Mayor Bloomberg’s new rules, which prohibit eateries from serving or selling sugary drinks in containers larger than 16 ounces.

Bloomberg’s soda smackdown follows his attacks on salt, sugar, trans fat, smoking and even baby formula.

The city Health Department last week began sending brochures to businesses that would be affected by the latest ban, including restaurants, bars and any “food service” establishment subject to letter grades.

And merchants were shocked to see the broad sweep of the new rules.

“It’s not fair. If you’re gonna tell me what to do, it’s no good,” said Steve DiMaggio of Caruso’s in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn. “It’s gonna cost a lot more.”

And consumers, especially families, will soon see how the rules will affect their wallets — forcing them to pay higher unit prices for smaller bottles.

Typically, a pizzeria charges $3 for a 2-liter bottle of Coke. But under the ban, customers would have to buy six 12-ounce cans at a total cost of $7.50 to get an equivalent amount of soda.

“I really feel bad for the customers,” said Lupe Balbuena of World Pie in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn.  (read more)

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24 Responses to Bloomberg’s Utopia – New York’s Freedom Ban Starts In A Week….

  1. Sharon says:

    “It’s not fair.”

    “It’ll cost more.”

    Stating the obvious they are.

    They apparently still haven’t figure out what makes their mayor tick. You’d think that after Nanny got rid of their cigarettes and their guns they’d be much sharper.


  2. Eric says:

    It’s New York. They’d much rather have someone telling them what to do to be “safer”.


  3. ZurichMike says:

    Because the potholes are filled, the criminals are off the street, the infrastructure is perfect, and the unemployment is zero, right?


  4. boricuafudd says:

    I’m curious to see how long it will take for the various civil rights groups to claim that this is discriminatory to minorities and low-income groups, since this will hit them the hardest.


  5. czarowniczy says:

    Altruism is to politics what the padded bra is to a junior high boys – false hopes and shattered dreams. Let’s face it, politics seldom if ever attracts Mother Teresa’s and quite frequently attracts – or arouses – active and latent despots. If I were the local NYC Coke Cola and Pepsi bottling plants I’d just say that in response to Bloomberg’s soft drink Nuremberg Laws we had to forgo the Kosher lines of products for Pesach and watch the חרא הכה את המאוורר.


  6. michellc says:

    If you hire a nanny, you should expect sometimes the nanny is going to tan your hide, give you a time out or tell you no sweets.


  7. Chip Bennett says:

    New Yorkers voted for him, though, didn’t they? 2001, 2005, and 2009 (and in the latter case: went along with his scheme to circumvent mayoral term limits).

    It’s really hard for me to feel too sorry for such sadism.


    • lovemygirl says:

      He is why my nephew moved from Manhattan to outside NYC.


    • mooney1el says:

      I agree. I do not understand why the people keep electing him and his ilk. I do know however, that when they retire and move to “wherever”, they seem to try to change the local political landscape to reflect whence they came. I live in NE Florida and they are invading….


  8. jello333 says:

    You guys know where I stand (generally) on the political spectrum. So I just though you might be interested to know what I feel about this NYC ban. I think it’s ABSURD!


  9. Sharon says:

    Ahh, the memories.


  10. chitownmom says:

    Currently, anyone who desires more than 16 ounces will probably pony up for multiple smaller sized containers. Which will have an adverse effect on the environment (more containers into the landfill) while not stopping people from consuming the same quantities of “bad” beverages. So, of course, the next step will be to limit sales to a “safe” number of items per person. And, after that, the next step will be to determine a “safe amount” of beverage…. “Please, sir, step over to our measuring booth so we can weigh and measure you….. Oh, I’m sorry, we see you are overweight for your height so we can’t sell you a beverage with sugar in it today. Please choose from one of the menu items approved for fat slobs like you who don’t know how to take care of themselves. It’s been a pleasure serving you.”


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