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Drinking soda, like most things, is fine in moderation. But moderation isn't exactly one of our strong suits in America, where super-hyper-mega-sized portions are available at every chain restaurant. Former Mayor Bloomberg famously crusaded against the ubiquitous sugary soda water, and De Blasio has taken up the same cause, attempting to get the City Council to place a 16-ounce limit on sodas, even after Bloomberg's initial efforts got shot down in state court. And...
If you watched Mayor de Blasio's conference on the lone Ebola patient in New York City, you couldn't have failed to notice Jonathan Lamberton, the sign language interpreter at the left of the frame, whose mesmerizing gestures distracted press from the mayor's actual speech. Lamberton was part of a two-person interpretation team for the conference, which had de Blasio and New York hospital chief Dr. Ram Raju explaining what measures the city was taking...
Remember Mayor Bloomberg? Little guy who was pretty sure he knew more about what was good and bad for you than you did yourself? Who also had a huge dislike for guns, cigarettes, and soda? Think back! Yeah, that's him. Well, in the same way that Bloomberg was right about the dangers of guns and cigarettes, turns out that he also was totally right about how bad soda is for you.  Via Mother Jones, we learned the...
Newly released data from the city's Health Department reveals that more New Yorkers now identify themselves as smokers than at any other time since 2007, and that the number of smokers in the city has once again passed the one million mark. This is the third year in a row that the number of smokers in New York has risen, leading city health officials to recognize the spike as being "significant." It has also...

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