soda ban

Weight loss groups back Bloomberg soda ban
Weight loss groups back Bloomberg soda ban
News Cristabelle Tumola 9/05/2012 at 10:29AM

At Flushing Meadows Park Tuesday Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Weight Watchers President Dave Burwick announced the group’s support for his soda ban, which will make it illegal to sell sugary drinks larger than 16 ounces at city restaurants, mobile food carts, delis, movie theaters, stadiums and arenas. “There has been a lot of discussion about [...]

Theaters say Bloomy’s soda ban will hurt bottom line
Theaters say Bloomy’s soda ban will hurt bottom line
Business Terence M. Cullen 8/31/2012 at 10:07AM

Many businesses — and soda drinkers alike — are hoping that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban will fizzle out. Russell Levinson, the general manager of MovieWorld in Douglaston Plaza, said the rules under the ban were unfair and would severely hurt his theatre’s business. “It’s hitting us disproportionately — movie theatres and fast food [...]

NY voters split on stop-and-frisk, against soda ban
NY voters split on stop-and-frisk, against soda ban
News Billy Rennison 8/17/2012 at 11:31AM

New Yorkers dislike of the mayor’s proposed soda ban has grown, while city voters support of stop-and-frisk is split along racial lines, according to a new poll. Half of New York City voters questioned in a recent Quinnipiac poll said they disapproved of the controversial police practice, though a large disparity persisted between black and [...]

Advocacy group angry with timing of soda ban public hearing
News Billy Rennison 7/24/2012 at 2:00PM

As city residents descend on Long Island City to attend the public hearing on the proposed ban of sugary drinks, New Yorkers for Beverage Choices questioned the timing of the meeting. The hearing at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s headquarters began at 1 p.m., a time New Yorkers for Beverage Choices believes prevents [...]

Bloomberg ban is brave
Editorial Queens Courier Staff 6/07/2012 at 12:07PM

Over the years, it seems, serving sizes have been increasing proportionally to waistlines. With obesity — and all its related ailments — on the rise, we say bravo Bloomberg for being brave enough to do something about it. Although his new plan — to ban sugary drinks over 16 ounces — is being met with [...]