Soon You Won't Even Be Able to Smoke Outdoors in New York City 8.75K Brian Moylan 09/15/10 01:46PM Filed to: Vices Vices Smoking mayor bloomberg Smoking Ban Times Square shutterstock Fb Mayor Bloomberg is proposing a ban on smoking in public parks, beaches, and other areas, like the pedestrian walkways in Times Square. Where do they expect everyone to smoke now? How long before cigarettes are outlawed altogether? Five years? Ten?