Gov. Hochul quietly snuck a proposal to outlaw new gas stoves into the “New York Housing Compact” she unveiled during her State of the State speech Tuesday — leaving furious chefs around the city fearing the plan could eighty-six fine dining in the Empire State.
“This is just a total farce to appease the woke movement,” restaurateur Stratis Morfogen fumed Wednesday.
Hochul’s plan would ban gas stoves, hot water heaters and oil furnaces in both new home and commercial construction by the end of the decade. While the plan could be an annoyance for the home cook, Morfogen said for professional chefs it will “bring growth to a halt and destroy our industry.