270 Pulaski St. in Bed Stuy. Ben Brachfeld/BklynerResidents of one building in Bed-Stuy have had it with the smoke wafting through their home – they logged 22% of Brooklyn’s residential smoking complaints over the past year, according to an analysis by apartment search engine and data aggregator Localize.city
Bensonvape, a “premium vapor lounge,” will soon open at 2081 86th Street. The business will specialize in selling “vaping” products, an expansion of e-cigarettes that turn flavored nicotine into vapor (nicotine-free versions are available). Proponents claim it’s a healthier alternative to cigarettes, and a large hobbyist community has formed
Source: SuperFantastic via FlickrA new law raising the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 years old has been kicking around the City Council for more than three years [http://legistar.council.nyc.gov/LegislationDetail.aspx?ID=664290&GUID=4223E26A-7F3F-4B7D-9E3A-0E3F7B850155&Options=&Search=] , but most New York City
Photo via Brooklyn NewsThe NYPD recovered a loaded handgun off of a 21-year-old Borough Park man waiting at a Brooklyn-bound D platform. Brooklyn News is reporting [http://www.brooklynews.com/2013/08/loaded-handgun-recovered-on-subway-platform-in-borough-park/] that Dov Altman and another individual were also carrying alleged narcotics. The incident started when the two
Source: SuperFantastic via FlickrMayor Michael Bloomberg put forward a bill this week that would force tobacco vendors to hide the cigarette packages they sell from the sight of customers, a move that burnishes his reputation as an anti-smoking regulator. According to a report [http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/
Apparently, the city is getting roll your own cigarette stores to close faster than you can say “roll your own cigarette stores.” Green Leaf Smokes opened in late January [/another-roll-your-own-cigarettes-store-opens/] at 1326 Sheepshead Bay Road, off the corner of East 14th Street. We asked at the time if they were
Angry New Yorkers will gather on the Brighton Beach section of the Riegelmann Boardwalk on Saturday, where they’ll send smoke signals to lawmakers and anti-smoking advocates who pushed the latest expansion of anti-smoking laws. The smoke-in is organized by the New York City Citizens Lobbying Against Smoker Harassment (C.