In his last days as New York City's Mayor, Michael Bloomberg seems determined to focus the media's attention on his administration's accomplishments and his own legacy. While the impulse at spin control is understandable, I think the effort is unnecessary.
New York has been an extremely well-run city for more than a decade due to Bloomberg's considerable management skills. And, while there is room for criticism, Bloomberg has done an enormous amount of good for the city while taking home only $1 in salary each year.
In a recent editorial, The New York Times offered Bill de Blasio their advice on educational policy. My advice to the new mayor who takes office on January 1, 2014 and the new School Chancellor is to ignore The New York Times as much as possible.
Bloomberg was right about God too. Well, sort of. God works in such a way as to expect us to work against the injustices, the travesties, the unluckiness.
Perhaps, our New York pride prevents some of us from admitting much of what de Blasio shone his harsh light upon during his campaign.
If New York is so happy with Bloomberg, why did it just elect someone who is his polar opposite, a tall lefty? The truth is that despite pumping his own money into the system, Bloomberg has done a merely adequate job.
I don't accept that Obama actually believes that the interim agreement will lead to anything concrete. He knows Iran will never agree to dismantle the country's nuclear capability.
After years of being backed into a corner, on Monday public-school teachers stood up in defiance against what they see as their chief bully--budget-sl...
For Bloomberg bloomdoggles that sticks for any length of time, I'd like to apply for credit for the invention of a German-style compound word, "Dinglebloomdoggle," this being a bloomdoggle that's really hard to shake loose.
An expensive human scandal surrounds us. Thirty-three less prosperous countries take better care of their children than we do. It's unreal, it's shocking.
Last week it was Atlanta's suburban communities subsidizing moving the Braves out of downtown. This week it's an audacious move by departing Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the New York Yankees for a few hundred million dollars in subsidies for a new soccer stadium.
Family homelessness is not a one-dimensional issue -- that not all families become homeless for the same reason.Without coming to grips with these realities, those in the Bloomberg administration were never able to get ahead of the issue.
The evidence is overwhelming that the philanthropist-mayor's approach to helping New York's vast, overwhelmed middle class and its chronically poor has been unsuccessful. A mayor has to have a more comprehensive strategy for bolstering the middle class.
But before we celebrate too much, let's put the decline of murder in New York City -- and across the entire United States -- in some perspective.
The birth of the Peace Angels Project was November 3, 1992, in Los Angeles. This year we celebrate the 21st anniversary. The Peace Angels Project is a...
The Gotham Independent Film Awards are nothing if not quirky and unpredictable. In this 23rd iteration -- which took place Monday at Cipriani Wall Street -- 12 Years a Slave went into the show with more noms than any other film -- and got zip.