That’s because 7-Eleven, which sells them, is regulated by the state, not the city.
Stores in the 7-Eleven chain — which sell enough groceries to escape regulation by the city Health Department — can keep selling their famous massive sodas, but all city restaurants and bodegas that do more prepared food will have to banish sodas larger than 16 ounces starting March 12.
Bloomberg earlier this week called on the state to adopt a similar law, noting the city lacked the authority to regulate the sale of beverages inside supermarkets.
“Keep in mind we’re trying to save the lives of these kids,” Bloomberg said. “The state should do exactly the same thing in stores.”