Wednesday, January 11, 2012

[UPDATED] Headless mayor found in boozeless bar

Did you see the exclusive cover story at the Post today? "The city Health Department’s far-reaching Partnership for a Healthier New York City initiatives proposes to slash the number of establishments in the city that sell booze." Which means? Reducing bar and liquor store "density."

UPDATED:

Um, anyway, the Post is now reporting that Bloomy nixed this whole idea. I'd still like to see the anon commenter's list of EV bars to remove...

17 comments:

Goggla said...

Why don't we all just get micro-chipped? MB can then review our medical records and determine our dietary needs. He will then select what foods we are allowed to consume and the hours and places at which we consume them. He won't stop until we're all pods.

dwg said...

I know many people won't like this, but could be welcome news for residents who think over saturation of liquor licenses is a problem, but felt it fell on deaf ears when it came to the mayor.

Anonymous said...

Wait a second... I'm no friend of Bloomie, but; with the concentration of frat vomit pooled sidewalks running second only to dog shit slathered sidewalks in this city (and in our neighborhood in particular), are you suggesting reducing bar and liquor store density would be a "bad" thing?

LiberationNYC said...

Interesting how alcohol and bars becoming a "problem" coincides with the wave of transients and college kids we've seen in the past few years. You have no one to thank but yourself Bloomberg. If you cater, they will come...and puke.

Anonymous said...

LNYC

+1

Anonymous said...

Can we help Bloomy decide which bars to reduce in the East Village? I have a list.

JAZ said...

@ Anon 3:50

With rare exception, I think Last In, First Out would probably work out pretty well in this case.

And bring back the ones that actually meant something to people.

Anonymous said...

I remember Habib, of the late-lamented "Habib's" on 9th (or was it St Marks) who had seen the neighborhood evolve...remarking glumly "used to drugs, now they just sell alcohol".

LiberationNYC said...

Mayor for Life .

LiberationNYC said...

Oops, bad code in my last comment. Mayor for Life changed his mind. http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/bloomberg_nixes_effort_to_curb_number_TFRVFK1zLEnp8bXpgkrapO

Henry Krinkle said...

Good ol' Bloomberg...

Henry Krinkle said...

I added some animation overlaid with audio from the dispatcher and drivers to my blog.

http://corruptionincortez.blogspot.com/2012/01/june-21-2008-vincent.html

Hope all is well,

- Henry

Uncle Waltie said...

We who have lived through Rudy will survive Mikey.

evflip said...

This strikes me as an empty gesture on the Mayor's part. He just wants to make some noise. Bloomberg's agenda is to establish NYC as a Luxury Brand. He just wants to look busy so that the majority of people (who pay only peripheral attention to his doings) will think he's on top of NYers, and encouraging "quality" behaviors. The big question we have to ask is, after circumventing NYC term limit laws, HOW DID HE GET RE-ELECTED????

Ken from Ken's Kitchen said...

Isn't he gone soon?

Jill said...

As usual, the Post's story is completely ignoring the actual facts. What this was (maybe still is available because I think the money was federal and the city was finding ways to apply and distribute - one grant per borough) was an opportunity to apply for grants (aimed at community health advocates) to come up with ways to educate people on the impact of alcoholism and drinking and to encourage a healthier lifestyle. the grants were small - like $100k each. There were some statistics in the rfp about alcohol related injuries and chronic health problems such as liver disease clogging up emergency rooms and the like. I don't quite understand how the idea of reducing bars even fits in with this grant - sounds like a cynical take on ideas on how to use the money and it doesn't make any sense if you actually read the rfp document.

VEX said...

Grieve, my cartoon says it all!

http://www.boweryboogie.com/2012/01/mayor-boozberg-and-company-cartoon/

VEX