Gotham’s first nocturnal heroes
As the cold-pressed juice trend continues to make inroads against bacon-worship, breezy, produce-centric cafes are proliferating all over town. And the Upper West Side will soon have what owner Kristin Sollenne hopes is the first outlet of an empire: The chef and nutrition expert, who most recently ... More >>
A judge has blocked Mayor Bloomberg's measure to ban large sodas at theaters and other establishments. This may be seen by some as a terrible blow against solving the obesity problem.
Shape up in Central Park
It's been a long and sugar-coated road toward banning sodas over 16-ounce sizes. But earlier this week, the Health Department confirmed that Mayor Bloomberg's rule won't really be enforced until March 12. In the meantime, violators will just get warning notices.
Coca-Cola has marketed itself as the happy-making drink for more than 100 years. Now the company admits they're a fat-making drink, too. Coca-Cola will run this ad during some of the highest-rated shows on CNN, Fox News, and MSNBC in hopes of proving to the world that the number 1 beverage company ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ban on big-boy cups for non-diet sodas at New York City restaurants, theaters, and sports venues is yet to take effect. However, the new Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn already is voluntarily adhering to the new guidelines, which limit cup sizes for "sugary drinks" to 16 oun ... More >>
UPDATE: The Big-Gulp Ban has passed. Soda fans say they're "exploring legal options."We'd like to advise readers to try and get a nap in at work today -- we wouldn't want any fussy-ness when Mayor Mike Bloomberg's latest attempt to treat you like babies gets approved this afternoon -- which it likel ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg's dopey "Big-Gulp Ban" was approved by a city health council this morning -- which means one thing: a sophomoric, unhealthy and immature gesture needs to be made on someone's part.That said, I have just finished my 100th ounce of Mt. Dew in roughly 90 minutes. I'm pretty sure my ... More >>
As many had guessed by the ripples under his shirt, Paul Ryan--Mittens' choice for Vice President--has bulging biceps and looks great with his limbs out. He's a devotee of a certain fitness regimen that keeps your body fat low and your muscle tone high.
In what might come to a shock as precisely no one, teenagers in New York like to smoke weed. What is somewhat shocking is the number of teens willing to admit that they like smoking weed.A new survey conducted by the Centers For Disease Control shows that 17.7 percent of New York City teens smoke po ... More >>
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has declared war on sodium, baby formula, sugar and, most recently, soda. But if Hizzoner is so concerned with your health, where's the war on Wheaties?Wheat is actually pretty horrible in terms of its ability to turn people into unhealthy fatsos. And unlike soda, it apparently ... More >>
As you know, Mayor Mike Bloomberg's proposed "Big Gulp Ban" is one of the stupidest ideas in the history of both stupidity and ideas. In addition to doing literally nothing to curb obesity, it also will hurt businesses, piss people off, and it relegates adults to children who are incapable of making ... More >>
By now you may have heard about the British study that found black teenage girls don't benefit from exercise as much as white teenage girls do. Researchers in the UK monitored the eating and exercise habits of 1,148 girls (roughly half were black and the other white), and calculated the Body Mass ... More >>
Junk-food-loaded school vending machines, long said to lure the nation's youth to dietary debauchery, might not be making them fat, a new study finds. At least 33 percent of kids are overweight, the New York Daily News reports, but access to unhealthy snacks -- such as sugary candy, salty chips, a ... More >>
Hey, ladies: Scientists have found another thing that might make us fat -- mid-morning snacks.
Today in news you can use to remind yourself that you're not in college anymore (unless you are, in which case, hooray!), MSNBC reports that the cursed, vile freshman 15 is actually not true, at least, so says a new study, which found that most college students don't actually gain 15 pounds i ... More >>
Our good friend science has made another groundbreaking discovery about human relationships. This time it's that "marriages are more satisfying when the wife is thinner than the husband." What? Yes. Actual researchers followed actual newlywed couples for four years, checking up on them every ... More >>
Do not clickThe advertisement to the right, which everyone who uses the internet ignores on a daily basis, leads those hapless enough to click on it into a large-scale web of bullshit diet products -- including "pills made from African mangoes" and "potions made from exotic acai berries" -- w ... More >>
Sitcoms' oldies talk about their new golden years on TV Land
There aren't many times in life that you get to fuse a man to furniture in a headline, so we're taking this opportunity. Say of us what you will. Here goes: In a case that the Daily News describes as "horrific," an obese man had to be cut out of his "living room chair" that he'd sat in for tw ... More >>
Americans are the most obese people in the world. Big whoop, if Swedes had the option of eating a Baconzilla at 2a.m. from Checkers' late-night drive-in, those furniture-building fjord jockeys would have some extra winter weight too. Behind eating, Americans' second favorite pastime is readin ... More >>
Victor Natanzon, one of six people accused of defrauding the city of $80 million as part of the CityTime fiasco, pleaded guilty today to bribery and other charges, the New York Times' William K. Rashbaum reports. CityTime of course is the much maligned 14 year effort to automate the city's payroll ... More >>
Just a week ago Newark Mayor and "social media darling" Cory Booker was digging out his own citizens a tweet at a time, subsisting on Diet Coke and Advil, and becoming the hands-down hero of Snow-pocalypse 2010. Now he's taken to Facebook and Twitter with another cause: He plans to hit 240 ( ... More >>
Four D'Agostino supermarkets in the city have covered their store floors with carpet in order to create a more enjoyable shopping experience. [NY Times] A new study suggests that obesity in America can't be blamed on fast-food restaurants because obese people "also eat more when they eat at ... More >>
Start the weekend right
American splendor?Not only are Americans getting too fat to go to the theater and too fat to fight, we have now beat out 32 other countries for the dubious honor of being the fattest people in the democratic, market-driven world.
Bigelow's Clams near Long Beach are worth a tripTomorrow, in honor of summer's last hurrah, we'll round up our favorite food-centric day trips. Whether it's grabbing the train into Jersey to eat your weight in Indian food, or heading out to Long Island's quiet North Fork to taste wine and buy ... More >>
Have you been following the controversy over the too-skinny pretzel ads plastered about New York City? Well, we have! In brief, Pretzel Crisps created these rather humdrum ads for their flat, waify treats proclaiming "You can never be too thin," and put them up in bus shelters and phone booth ... More >>
Dan Kois tells the story of Israel "Iz" Kamakawiwo'ole
Vig27, the comfortable gay lounge on East 27th Street, has put me in a promoter's mood.
The Oscar winnining singer/actress says she's "a jeans size smaller" thanks to counting food points and also working on her exercise routine. But do you always believe all those commercials for Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig?
On Saturday, the Alliance for a Healthier New York and SEIU 1199's Healthcare Education Project held a soda buyback event at Richard R. Green Middle School in the Bronx to support the soda tax. "We will be disposing any of the sodas we get," said Andy King, an AHNY organizer. "We are not re ... More >>
Good in McDonalds. Bad in war.No, this is not Runnin' Scared's second entry into Mayor Bloomberg's "Poetweet" contest. It's actually a thing. For real. Mission: Readiness, a nonprofit group of retired military leaders, is very concerned about kids becoming "too fat to fight." So concerned tha ... More >>
Dave Eggers and Vendela Vida tell you about making babies
A study in Japan has found that eating 2.5 ounces of baby broccoli per day for two months may help stave off a stomach bug that is linked to several more serious problems, including gastritis, ulcers and even stomach cancer. [Reuters] Downing a banana smoothie before bed could help sufferers of sle ... More >>
From our friends down under at The Australian newspaper, we get the following gem: "Obesity leaves children with livers like foie gras" I'll give you a minute. It turns out that the scientists quoted in the article don't make that analogy, they simply talk about what the causes and symptoms of a ... More >>
Lost in all the Elliot Spitzer hoopla is yesterday's REAL bombshell: Star Jones and Al Reynolds are splitting after three and a half glorious years of connubial bliss! The response to this is basically one of "What the fuck took so long?" but it's also, "Could he possibly have lost interest the seco ... More >>
You know when you're stoned (or not) and you're watching TV and every commercial seems like a spoof of commercials? And you're, like, really not sure, even when it's over? Well, this article, similarly, has destroyed my mind. Here's a little taste: BEAVERTON, Ore. (AP) -- Nike unveiled Tuesday wha ... More >>