Public drinking has long been the final frontier for many legal NYers. Marty Markowitz doesn't see why people can't drink on their stoops, and even Mayor Bloomberg has seemed sympathetic to people who want a bottle of Red while watching the Philharmonic in the park. And yet, in this age of magical homeless people, we still aren't allowed to chug our Four Lokos on a park bench in peace! Maybe we can take a page from England: police in Essex are considering creating designated "booze zones" to allow drinkers to get a taste without disturbing the general public.

We already know that drinking will make you exercise more and live longer, so there's no downside here, especially since we are very responsible binge drinkers.