The Complete List of Everything Banned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg leaves office tomorrow after 12 years as New York City's mayor. No mayor in recent memory has added so much to a city. Or taken so much away. To remember him properly, here's a list of everything Bloomberg banned during his time in office.


* Overruled/appealed ban
** Suggested/voluntary ban
*** Proposed/pending ban

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People get all fidgety about the nanny-state ban on personal things like large sodas, but as a New Yorker, I'll attest that most of these things are great and part of a larger vision for the future. The revolution in bike lanes and public pedestrian spaces alone has transformed the city. Heavy heating oils - used widely in building boilers - cause horrendous, life-threatening pollution. And if after Sandy, you think building hurricane-vulnerable coastal structures is a good idea, then I invite you to provide insurance for them.