Sometimes the most informative New York Times coverage of overregulation (not an oxymoron, really) comes in, of all places, the food section. From today's article on "How to Pick a Wine Store":
State regulations can also shape the atmosphere of a wine shop. New York shops cannot sell beer, unlike those in Virginia and California. Unwined in Alexandria has an excellent selection of craft beers, including six taps for filling growlers, while Bay Grape offers a fine assortment of bottled beers. New York wine shops, strangely, are also not permitted to sell food, unlike Virginia and California.
What would New Yorkers do without the legislature and governor protecting them from the risk of being able to buy beer or food in a wine store?