Starting tomorrow, restaurants and movie theaters in New York City will no longer be able to sell large portions of sugary drinks, something the mayor thinks will help poor people and, ultimately, end up going over without much of a fuss.(1)
At a mayoral forum last night on the issue of poverty, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio attacked Council Speaker and mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn on both the living wage bill she did pass and the paid sick leave bill she did not.
Last night at a mayoral forum about poverty, comptroller John Liu said the city's minimum wage should be $11.50 an hour.
Now it's the aftermath—businesses without power, days without work, cars without fuel, homes without heat or light, shops without food, sick without medical care—that is taking its toll, and making new, often shocking, demands on the city and its citizens.(3)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Thursday said recent reports, based on new census data, showing that the income gap in some parts of the city rivals those in sub-Saharan African nations, rely on "about as meaningless a set of numbers as you can come up with."