Mayor Doomberg—ahem, excuse us—Bloomberg is expected to announce new legislation that will require residential buildings in NYC to specify, in writing, whether they are smoking or non-smoking. Speaking with the Wall Street Journal, the commissioner of the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said, "We think that people ought to know whether they might be exposed to second-hand smoke in their apartment before they decide whether to rent or buy."

What this means realistically is that many residential buildings will officially become non-smoking.

Be careful, smokers. First they took the bars, now they're coming for your home. 

[via Gothamist]