Mayor Bloomberg Has Lost the Will to Ban Things

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Mayor Bloomberg already revised the city's noise code back in 2005, but now that he's cracked down on smoking, trans fats, and absurdly large beverages, he's circled back around to the topic. This time he's launching a $250,000 social media campaign urging people to turn down the volume in their earbuds. It feels like Bloomberg's slacking off on this one, so we're refusing to comply until he issues a ban on loud music or personally yanks the wires out of our ears.