A statewide styrofoam ban could soon be coming
Following in the footsteps of New York City, the entire state may soon ban the use of styrofoam containers. Governor Andrew Cuomo is proposing to ban single-use food containers and packing peanuts made of polystyrene that would take effect by 2022.
The move comes because polystyrene is not biodegradable and is hard to recycle. Cuomo has been on a tear of approving legislation meant to combat climate change. He also banned single-use plastic bags statewide, and lawmakers have introduced a bill that would reduce the use of plastic straws. Many cities across the country have banned foam containers, but New York would only be the second state to do so, after Maine.
In other news
— A delivery of butter and other food items to the long-darkened Moishe’s Bake Shop space in the East Village has locals wondering if that means a reopening of the Jewish bakery is imminent.
— There’s apparently a glut of caviar in NYC.
— Sceney Montauk club Surf Lodge is opening a snow-covered Aspen pop-up.
— An elaborate life-size kitchen made out of papier-mâché covered in colorful glass beads is now on display at the Whitney, as a comment on traditionally female labor.
— Korean bibimbap brand Bibigo To-Go has opened a pop-up location at the concourse at 30 Rockefeller Center, serving japchae (stir-fried glass noodles), kimbap (various ingredients rolled in rice and dried seaweed), bulgogi, and more for both takeout and dining in.
— Happy holidays, everyone: