In a fast-paced town like NY you expect (and indeed find) fast food virtually everywhere. Now a Gotham city councilman is proposing to cut back and put a cap on the number of fast food eateries.
Councilman Joel Rivera wants to prevent fast food joints from taking over and suggested that they may contribute to obesity rates. More than half of adult New Yorkers are overweight or obese.
As Mitchell Moss, professor of urban policy and planning at New York University, points out, "In a city like New York, where everybody is on the run, it's very hard to single out what is and isn't fast food." (AP)
And clearly New Yorkers can't think for themselves, so the city council needs to do it for them. Right?