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New York City mulling happy-hour ban?

Happy hour in New York City could end if Department of Health policy party-poopers go ahead with a proposal to outlaw beer and booze specials at bars and restaurants, sources told The Post. 

"It's absolutely been discussed," confirmed a department source. "It goes to show you the spirit with which they operate. Everyone is a child." 

High-level conversations have gone beyond merely "throwing pencils on the ceiling and seeing what sticks," another Health source revealed. 

Sources said the happy-hour ban is being pushed by the agency's marathon-running boss, Commissioner Thomas Farley, and is serious enough for one source to say the alcohol lobby had better find itself a good lawyer. 

Agency spokesman Sam Miller denied existing "plans to pursue any policy around discount-alcohol sale." 

But sources said the anti-booze sentiment at the agency has reached a fever pitch, with officials recently asking state officials about the "legality of liquor in ice cream," referring to potent products infused with bourbon, rum and tequila. 

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