best horrible inequity of the smoking ban New York 2003 - KARMA
Before the ban, KARMA was a sad little psychedelic rec room on the verge of extinctionempty every night except Saturday, when its worn velvet couches and rum-based "bikinitinis" lured B&Ters. Then Bloomberg slapped the ban on every bar within a 10-block radiusexcept for Karma, which qualified as a tobacco bar on account of its hookahs. Now it still displays horrendous art and employs profoundly clueless barkeeps, but the place is always open and always packed. And smoky as hell.