NYC Vows to Start ‘Phasing Out’ Hot Dogs to Save the Planet as Part of Their Own $14B Green New Deal

Hot dogs may become harder to find following the approval of New York City’s version of the Green New Deal as local politicians pick of the sword to take on climate change.

On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio (D-N.Y.) slapped his signature on his city’s blueprint for combatting climate change. Following in the footsteps of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), the city passed a Green New Deal to mobilize the city’s resources to combat climate change.

Unfortunately for hot dog lovers, the plan includes a goal of eliminating processed meat from all city-owned property.

According to NYC’s Green New Deal, hot dogs must go if New Yorkers want to maintain a “livable climate.” The plan details the city’s goal of “reducing the purchasing of beef and phasing out the purchasing of processed meat” from all city-owned facilities.

Similar to Ocasio-Cortez’s plan to “fully get rid of farting cows,” New York City aims to reduce the need for cows because of their production of the greenhouse gas methane.

As IJR previously reported, this is not the first time that meats have been on the chopping block for New York City, as they also implemented “meatless Mondays” for all public school lunches.

In addition to the cut-back on hot dogs, New York also plans to tackle the problem of plastic pollution by eliminating single-use produces, like straws and plastic dinnerware. While the hot dog ban will be limited to just city facilities, the single-use plastic ban will be citywide.

“Single-use plastic foodware — including straws, cutlery, cups, plates, bowls, and trays — are designed to be used once and then thrown away. These petroleum-based products are a threat to our neighborhoods, waterways, and climate. The City is ending the purchasing of unnecessary single-use plastic foodware, switching to compostable, reusable, or recyclable alternatives while maintaining a sufficient supply of single-use plastic foodware for those who need it. And we will work with City Council to expand these requirements to private businesses.”

Beyond the kitchen, NYC’s Green New Deal includes a ban on certain types of skyscrapers, a move that left many scratching their heads.

De Blasio’s version of the Green New Deal will cost New York City taxpayers $14 billion dollars, which is a bargain compared to the $93 trillion dollar sticker price for the nationwide plan.


  1. Remember this citzens of nyc… city owned is citzens owned. How can the employee of you ban anything on property you own????

  2. With the elimination of paper and plastic cups, plates, etc., are the food vending trucks now going to provide Rosenthal chinaware for the customers? The city’s leaders havwe gone completely off the rails with this stupidity.

  3. This looks like a direct assault on baseball fans and the city’s lower income residents.

  4. Some of my fondest memories are of having at the park after a long day of playing and running around. My grandmother would only ever eat hotdogs from street vendors she said they didn’t taste the same at home. My dad and I would watch the Yankees and share a foot long and a coke.
    NYC won’t be the same without hot dog carts.

    1. I loved the onion sauce. Also hot chesnuts and pretzels.

      Private businesses like carts aren’t directly affected for now. They will be if they are on city-owned property, including sidewalks. Do not doubt that DiBlasio’s government ban will not be extended.

      Q: what will Nathan’s do? I don’t recall if Coney Island is city property.

      More over-regulation killing small businesses. Of course, there’s always the black market or building just outside city limits. BWAHAHA!

  5. Yes let’s attack hotdog vendors in New York one of the iconic things about your city because otherwise we’re all dead in 14 years guys some elected official said as much so clearly it was thoroughly fact checked simulations were ran tests were done to ensure this statement is true. I mean an elected official wouldn’t just talk directly out their ass to fear monger people into doing what they want definitely not.

    1. I believe it was AOC who said we all be dead within 12 years (haven’t found the source for that one). Of course it’s less now.

      This is a classic case of regulations stifling small business.

  6. How about cheese, like they use on pizza? That too comes from cows.
    Bagels AND bread create CO2 in rising. So does beer.

    Bloomberg already attacked carbonated drinks.

    NYC may become a self-made food “desert” in more ways than one.

    1. I’d never want to go back personally I hated the city dirty and trash all over the place almost everyone I met was far too important or busy to be bothered with a tourist asking directions. They made fun of this Korean lady I got off the plane with because she couldn’t read or speak English and couldn’t figure out the automated check in for getting off the flight. The food was triple the price of what I pay back home in Ohio it was just terrible no clue why anybody would want to live there.

      1. I agree with you. I went there twice in the early 1980s on business and that was at least two times to many.

      2. I grew up there and would never return unless for dire circumstances. (funerals, weddings, etc.)

        I also lived/studied in Chicago and lived in San Franpsychosis, before it tipped over the edge of sanity. Expensive, dirty, overcrowded and noisy. The inmates suffer the same behaviors as too many rats trapped in a box.

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