BEDFORD-STUYVESANT - City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is engaging in a fast food fight, hoping a new plan will oust certain eateries from low-income neighborhoods.
Quinn wants to change zoning laws to stop fast food chains from targeting impoverished communities. At the moment, all restaurants are lumped into one zoning law. Under Quinn's plan, fast food restaurants will be listed in a separate zoning category.
The new proposal comes as a new obesity student from the City University of New York revealed that 40 percent of students in New York City's public schools from grades K-8 are obese.