I apparently would not recognize the City if I went back to it today:
Happy hour in the city could end if Department of Health policy party-poopers go ahead with a proposal to outlaw beer and booze specials at bars and restaurants, sources told The Post.
Sources said the happy-hour ban is being pushed by the agency’s marathon-running boss, Commissioner Thomas Farley, and is serious enough for one source to say the alcohol lobby had better find itself a good lawyer.
I don’t know about the rest of you, but I think that Michael Bloomberg leaving the Republican party turned out to be absolutely wizzo for us. Also: if you think that Bloomberg has a chance in Hell of drawing off any significant GOP support in a hypothetical third-party bid, then… well, I’d like to say that I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you. Alas, under the current regulatory regime in NYC even suggesting that a public structure might be for sale requires prior permitting from three departments, exemptions from seven – and budgeting between six months to a year for the preliminary assessment and pre-application readiness review surveys.
PS: Fish typically rot from the heads down. Bloomberg can deny that his Unhallowed Hand speaks for him. Bloomberg is denying it, apparently. I am likewise allowed to publicly laugh at that as being a farcical fig-feaf from the fascist*… ‘fellow.’
*Again: Liberal Fascism: The Secret History of the American Left, From Mussolini to the Politics of Meaning was a great book.