Things the New York City Health Department spends its time doing, even though we always thought they were the sorts of things that were none of the city's business:
• Determining whether we may smoke in bars.
• Determining whether we may ingest trans fats.
Things the New York City Health Department is apparently incapable of doing, even though we always thought this was why health departments exist:
• Monitoring dirty fast-food places to ensure they're not infested with frolicking rats.
Additional responsibilities City Council Speaker Christine Quinn agrees with Mayor Bloomberg the Health Department should take on, according to today's Post:
• Making sure fast-food chains post calorie information on their menu boards.