Bloomberg Actually Loves Booze

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 15: New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks at a news conference at City Hall to discuss the removal of Occupy Wall Street protesters early today from Zuccotti Park on November 15, 2011. Hundreds of protesters, who rallied against inequality in America, have slept in tents and under tarps since September 17 in Zuccotti Park, which has become the epicenter of the global Occupy Wall Street movement.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

In response to a report this morning that said New York City might work to reduce the number of places to drink, along with ads for liquor, Mayor Bloomberg has reestablished his commitment to the alcohol that keeps this city running. Asked whether Bloomberg supported the Health Department proposals, a spokesman said simply, “No.” He added, “One reason the mayor has been successful in office is because we think there are no bad ideas in brainstorming, and then we weigh them against other concerns. We’re deeply committed to encouraging entrepreneurs to start and expand small businesses in the city.” So local smokers and junk-food fans can just hit the bottle extra-hard.