In response to the Health Department’s new salt reduction initiative, the Times ordered some food from local restaurants and sent it off to a Long Island lab for sodium testing. What they found may not shock you: A Double ShackBurger, fries and a peanut butter shake from Shake Shack contain 1,980 milligrams of sodium. Two slices of Cajun bacon-cheeseburger pizza from Two Boots clock in at 2,240 milligrams. But the saltiest of them all is the corned beef sandwich from Katz’s Deli, which contains 4,490 milligrams of sodium. Considering that the FDA recommends a maximum of 2,400 milligrams of sodium per day, “having what she’s having” might just leave you with hypertension.
Construction in the city is a daily obstacle you just have to expect living here. Unfortunately the city has been getting brazen with their drilling as repeatedly I’m hearing the jack hammers hitting the pavements around the block after 10, 11 and even at midnight. I’m either sleeping less soundly, or getting old as I realize my 311 reporting has been going up year over year.
I doubt there’s much work in NYC for lumberjacks, but these guys were just chilling outside a Union office while I was on my way to DC one day.