Tag Archives: Health Department

• New York City Banning Happy Hour? You’re kidding, right?

New York City Banning Happy Hour? You’re kidding, right?

Now that they have eliminated smoking from bars and passed a beloved letter grade system to let you know how clean the city’s restaurants are, the Department of Health has had some free time to focus on their next big fix for New York City. And the winner is a proposal to eliminate happy hours […]

• Bloomberg’s Next Target: Booze?

Bloomberg’s Next Target: Booze?

First, New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg went after smoking in public places, then trans fats, salt and sugary drinks, now, he reportedly wants to crack down on alcohol sales, according to a planning document obtained by the¬† New York Post. The city Health Department’s far-reaching Partnership for a Healthier New York City initiative proposes […]

• New York: Alcohol-related emergency room visits skyrocket

New York: Alcohol-related emergency room visits skyrocket

Heavy boozing¬†has caused a shocking spike in drunken injuries and emergency room visits in New York, a troubling new study says.Nearly 74,000 people wound up in hospitals in 2009 for alcohol-related reasons, compared with just 22,000 in 2003 – a jump of nearly 250%, said the city Health Department study, which was released yesterday. “Excessive […]