Bloomberg’s Latest ‘Nanny’ Move: Pushing People to Take the Stairs

Health Commissioner Thomas Farley holds up an stairs-promoting sign.
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley holds up an stairs-promoting sign.

First he came after the cigarettes. Then the trans-fats. Then the super-sized drinks. Now, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is coming after the elevators.

City officials announced a new initiative this afternoon aimed at encouraging office workers to take the stairs instead of waiting for the elevator. Under legislation proposed by the mayor, all new buildings and buildings undergoing major renovation would be required to give occupants access to at least one stairwell, as well as post signs near elevators pointing to nearby stairs.

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Mitt Romney’s ‘High Fiber Diet’ and Paul Ryan’s ‘Infrequent Alcohol Use’ Revealed!

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Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan on the campaign trail in Florida last month. (Photo: Getty)

Along with Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan’s tax returns, the Romney campaign released letters from both men’s physicians this afternoon that reveal more than probably anyone ever wanted to know about the Republican presidential candidate and his running mate. These medical records include information on how much Mr. Romney and Mr. Ryan weigh, their exercise routines and what drugs they are on. Continue reading “Mitt Romney’s ‘High Fiber Diet’ and Paul Ryan’s ‘Infrequent Alcohol Use’ Revealed!”