I've decided to come off of the fence.
I have found New York to be a much nicer place now. Even before I quit, the cumulative effect of smoke in, say, a crowded bar, would sting my eyes and cause me to go for fresh air. Restaurants are immeasurably improved in atmosphere (literally).
I am therefore coming down fully in favor of keeping those rules in place. I may hate Bloomberg, but this is one thing that he has done that has improved the quality of New York life.
I checked out the Return of the King theatrical trailer... it doesn't overlap with the material on the DVD, and it...
In addition to how great the film as a whole looks, the theme for Gondor from The Fellowship of the Ring and the upcoming extended version of The Two Towers (the DVD shows Howard Shore conducting a bombastic version of this theme) shows up... perhaps this will be for Aragorn taking over Gondor.
He certainly gives a kewl pep-talk in the trailer.
It is so nice to be certain of at least one of this Winter's spate of films...