Post Tagged with: "hookah"

“To mandate a certain percentage of sales is really ridiculous,” said Jeffrey García, Vice President of the NY Latino Restaurant, Bar and Lounge Owners’ Association. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via The Bronx Free Press)

Bar Owners Fuming Over New Hookah Law

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 25, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Restaurant and bar owners say their businesses could be shuttered under new city regulations that went into effect this week, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Arturo Rodríguez, from the Dominican Republic, admits to be a frequent hookah user. (Photo via El Diario)

City is Fuming Over Hookah Fad Among Youths

Government, Latino, Manhattan, New York October 23, 2017 at 6:26 pm

Legislation signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio curbs access to hookah pipes, which have become popular among young Latinos in Upper Manhattan, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilmember Ydanis Rodríguez, center, announcing the bill. To his immediate left is state senator Marisol Alcántara, and to her left is Assembly member Carmen de la Rosa. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Rodriguez Urges Curbs on Hookah Sales

Government, Health, Latino, Manhattan, Youth February 7, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Legislators from Northern Manhattan are supporting a new NYC bill to curb hookah use and sales, Manhattan Times reports.

(Photo by Rick Maiman via Queens Chronicle)

Regulating Hookah Lounges?

Government, Health, Middle Eastern, New York, Queens March 9, 2016 at 4:31 pm

The New York City Council’s Health Committee is considering restrictions on hookah lounges. Queen Chronicle reports on some local business reaction, and arguments in favor of the new restrictions.

Residents living above hookah lounges in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, want its owners to install better ventilation systems. (Photo by Anugya Chitransh via NY City News Service)

Secondhand Smoke from Hookah Lounges Irks Residents

Brooklyn, Business, Health March 28, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Residents and community board leaders urge hookah lounge owners in Bay Ridge to improve ventilation in their establishments, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Brothers Harry and Khaleem Khan will open a new hookah lounge but feel they've been singled out by the local community board. (Photo by Maya Rajamani via Hunts Point Express)

Bronx Hookah Bar Owners Feel Singled Out

Bronx, Culture, Middle Eastern, South Asian July 31, 2013 at 5:04 pm

The owners of the first hookah bar in the Bronx, two Pakistani-American brothers, believe that the community board’s stricter regulations on their lounge – as opposed to area’s Latino establishments – stems from a lack of knowledge about their culture, reports the Hunts Point Express.

Men smoking hookah in Rego Park, Queens

NY outlaws underage Hookah

Culture, In the News, New York, Queens January 13, 2012 at 1:51 pm

A new law banning hookah smoking by underage kids has taken effect in New York. Minors will no longer be allowed to buy hookah products, or smoke shisha, at hookah bars that have become popular in neighborhoods around New York City.