Michael Bloomberg Weighs in on the Park Slope Co-op Hummus Controversy

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NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 12:  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks during the Empire State Pride Agenda event hosted by Emporio Armani on December 12, 2011 in New York City.  (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images for Giorgio Armani)
Photo: Neilson Barnard/2011 Getty Images

Finally, one delicious thing that Michael Bloomberg is not in favor of banning: The mayor officially weighed in this morning against the Park Slope Food Co-op's proposed ban on Israeli hummus. “Why any of this has anything to do with selling food, I don’t know,” said the noted burnt-toast aficionado. “We should be pushing for more business with Israel, not less. But this has to do with people wanting Israel to be torn apart and people to be massacred, and America is not going to let that happen.” Park Slope, you are America. (Sorta.)