New York to be the first city in North America to ban ‘Christmas Cookies’

NEW YORK (AP) New York City is set to become the first state to ban the sale of “Christmas cookies” as the nation’s capital grapples with the country’s deadliest and longest-running pandemic.

The new legislation passed unanimously Wednesday by a 2-1 vote and was signed into law by Mayor Bill de Blasio.

It will apply to “all goods sold, offered for sale, offered on or through public transportation, on or in a public place, or by any means that are or may be offered for consumption, whether or not a retail sale or sale by a retail establishment” in New York, according to the legislation.

The move comes as cities around the country are struggling with the spread of coronavirus.

The law also bans the sale and distribution of “holiday cookie” treats.

The legislation also bans sales to minors and bars the city from charging extra for sales.