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Bloomberg's Charity Through Carnegie Corporation, $200 Million To Date, Ending

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, New York City's richest man and biggest philanthropist, is quietly pulling the plug on an unusual program that has poured ...

Cities, States Starting To Punish Big Banks

Wall Street Journal | RUTH SIMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Fed up with the tight supply of credit, state and local governments across the U.S. are starting to punish big banks....

Bloomberg Shuttering Lifesaving Senior Centers

Stacy Torres | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stacy Torres

Under Bloomberg's grim plan to close at least 50 senior centers by July 1, thousands of seniors will not have a place to eat Thanksgiving this year.

What Is Atlantic Yards? A Complete Failure of Democracy

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

Why were so many elected officials, journalists and everyday citizens willing to look the other way on Atlantic Yards?

Bloomberg 23rd Richest Man In The World, Worth $18 Billion

nbcnewyork.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg keeps raking it in. The third-term mayor and finance whiz is the 23rd richest man in the world, according to the 2010 Forbes ...

Salt Ban For Restaurants? Lawmaker Introduces Bill To Kill Salt

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

One Brooklyn lawmaker wants to take some flavor out of your food. Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) has proposed a bill that "prohibits the use of...

"Geekfest" Draws an A-List Crowd in Beantown

Joe Favorito | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Joe Favorito

Can an institute of higher learning like MIT find a way to create that Davos-like event for the sports industry on a global basis?

California's Debt: Now Riskier Than Kazakhstan's - And A Bigger Worry Than Greece?

Huffington Post | Ryan McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Just how dangerous is California's budget crisis? Extremely dangerous, according to two recent evaluations of California's debt by financial indust...

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.

If the OPEC Cartel Is Being Tolerated, Why Not a Grain Export Association?

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond J. Learsy

Given OPEC's success, given our tolerance of its activities, given its enormous cost to our society, why should we not, in our own self-interest and in an effort to level the playing field, follow its example?

Village Voice: New FDNY Commissioner Bears Blame For Deutsche Bank Fire

Village Voice | Comments (9) by Wayne Barrett Tuesday, Feb 9 2010 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The fact is that Cassano was more personally involved than Scoppetta in the negligence that cost the lives of Robert Beddia and Joseph Graffagnino and...

Bloomberg Meets Texas Megachurch Leader Joel Osteen

Houston Chronicle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg quietly met with popular Texas megachurch preacher Joel Osteen last week in City Hall....

For Bloomberg, NYC Big Apps is a BIG Deal

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Steve Rosenbaum

Michael Bloomberg, the man who made his fortune managing data, is now leading the nation by giving away a firehose of data about NYC to young hungry developers looking for data to turn into products.

9/11 Trial WILL NOT Be In New York City, Official Says

New York Times | SCOTT SHANE and BENJAMIN WEISER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Obama administration on Friday gave up on its plan to try the Sept. 11 plotters in Lower Manhattan, bowing to almost unanimous pressure from New Y...

Do you live in NYC's dirtiest neighborhood? Tell us why

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is your neighborhood spic and span or rife with refuse? The Bloomberg administration puts most of the city in the former category and promises to k...

A Letter to New York State Democratic Party Chairman Jay Jacobs

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

I would love to see David Paterson and Andrew Cuomo go head-to-head over their policy records. I want to see Kirstin Gillibrand prove that she can run a fair election on her record.

Bloomberg State Of The City Speech: Mayor Promises Efficiency, Will Grant Protected Status To Haitians

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg offered nothing splashy in a reserved "state of the city" speech Wednesday, saying his third term wo...

New Coney Island Coming To Brooklyn After $100 Million Land Deal

AP | MARCUS FRANKLIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The historic and mostly dormant Coney Island amusement park district in New York City will be revived by next summer with some new at...

Bloomberg Considers Charging $1,000/Year For Parts Of Site

Business Insider | Jay Yarow|Nov. 4, 2009, 9:22 AM |1 | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bloomberg LP is mulling plans to charge for access to parts of its website, as well as parts of newly acquired BusinessWeek's website. Bloomberg is...

Bloomberg Sets Record For Personal Spending In Pursuit Of Public Office

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Michael R. Bloomberg, the Wall Street mogul whose fortune catapulted him into New York's City Hall, has set another staggering financial record: He ha...

Bloomberg LP Acquires BusinessWeek

Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Bloomberg LP has agreed to acquire BusinessWeek from McGraw-Hill, the company announced Tuesday. The terms of the sale were not disclosed, though Bus...

Deck the Halls With Boughs of Economic Folly

Dan Dorfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Dorfman

Anyone who thinks the U.S. is headed back to normality in terms of economic growth and employment is simply not looking at the facts.

Meredith Whitney: Banks 'Grossly Overvalued,' Wall St. Should Have Its Own Compass

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Wall Street analyst Meredith Whitney appeared on Bloomberg Radio this morning to respond to comments made by John Mack, the CEO of Morgan Stanley, tha...

What We're Not Saying: Why I Miss Eliot Spitzer

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

We were perversely short-sighted with the way we handled Eliot Spitzer. We prioritized our blood lust for personal justice over our desire for effective public policy.

Mayor Bloomberg's Online Ad Blitz: The Final Tally

techPresident | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

Indeed, spending records from the New York City Campaign Finance Board show that Bloomberg handed over more than two million dollars to Connections Me...