NYC Sandy Report Gives Recommendations For Future Storm PreparednessA 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.
Federal Census Data Shows Growing Income Gap In New York CityThe 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.
Bloomberg: Weight Watchers, Other Groups Support Big Drink Ban 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.
Fighting Obesity, City Launches Healthy Eating Campaign In The BronxThe 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.
While Defending Proposed Ban On Super-Sized Sugary Drinks, Bloomberg Celebrates National Donut DayCity 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.
Data Shows 'Rapid' Rise In NYC Painkiller Prescriptions 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.
Bloomberg: Illnesses Down Since NYC Restaurant Grades Went Into EffectMayor Michael Bloomberg was crowing Tuesday about New York City's restaurant letter grade system.
Mayor Bloomberg: New Yorkers Living Longer Than EverNew 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.