A new report prompted by Superstorm Sandy says New York City should buy more
police boats and develop a system to track patients after hospital evacuations.
The income gap was most apparent in Manhattan, where the wealthiest 20% of Manhattanites make more than 40 times what the lowest 20% earn, according to the data.
The proposal would put a 16-ounce limit on sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports venues and street carts and apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.
The city has launched a new healthy eating campaign in the Bronx that promotes healthy consumer choices at grocery stores in order to crack down on obesity.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who hopes to succeed Bloomberg, said she’s dead set against the sugary drink ban because it’s “punitive,” and she’ll undo it if she wins.
The data released on Wednesday also showed that 8,000 health care providers, about 15 percent, wrote the vast majority of those prescriptions, more than 80 percent.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was crowing Tuesday about New York City’s restaurant letter grade system.
New Yorkers are living it up! The latest statistics show life expectancy in the Big Apple is 80.6 years – more than two years longer than the national average.