This will send even more NYC expatriates headed south. Oy vey. On the positive side, think of the 'bootlegging' economic opportunities for smuggling 16+ ounce sodas into New York. 'Sheesh, Officer, it must have fallen off a truck. How was I supposed to know? You know I can't read or do math thanks to NYC public schools'. The courts will be hiring as will NYPD to enforce all the felony possession of soft drink laws, and teachers to teach reading and 'rithmatic. Obama said we need more COPS, teachers and government prosecutors to stimulate the economy didn't he?