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The Movement to Transform Data Into Action in US Cities

Michele Jolin | Posted 04.19.2016 | Impact
Michele Jolin

From crime reduction to eliminating blighted properties, cities across the country are using data to improve services, meaningfully engage residents, and make better decisions.

Streetfight

Joel Epstein | Posted 03.07.2016 | New York
Joel Epstein

Streetfight is an inspiring read. The sort of book that should be read by every officeholder wondering how they will advance their agenda in the rough and tumble world of contemporary urban politics.

From PlaNYC to OneNYC: New York's Evolving Sustainability Policy

Steven Cohen | Posted 06.27.2015 | Green
Steven Cohen

The issue of income distribution requires national economic and tax policy. While a local war on poverty is not feasible, local governments can do a great deal to promote upward mobility.

HuffPost What's Working Honor Roll: Michael Bloomberg Plans To Use Data To Improve City Life

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 04.20.2015 | Media

As journalists, we dutifully report on what's going wrong, from scandals and corruption to natural disasters and social problems. But far too often th...

Bloomberg Is Giving $42 Million To U.S. Cities To Solve Problems In Smartest Ways Possible

The Huffington Post | Robbie Couch | Posted 04.21.2015 | Impact

Michael Bloomberg wants America to have smarter, problem-solving cities, and he's banking on data to make it happen. Bloomberg Philanthropies anno...

Michael Bloomberg Owns A Lot Of .NYC Domains -- And Some Of Them Are Pretty Amusing

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.04.2014 | Technology

Michael Bloomberg critics may be disappointed to learn that they won't be able to use BloombergFail.nyc to slam the former mayor. That's because Bloom...

Bloomberg Heads Back To Bloomberg

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 09.03.2014 | Media

Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is heading back to take the reins of the company he founded, just eight months after leaving the mayor's ...

Cities Take The Heat For Global Warming

Jack Skelley | Posted 08.04.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

If McConnell and the rest of Washington's climate-change deniers think EPA rules will harm the economy, what do they think will be the impact of worldwide food riots and coastlines washed away?

De Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Thursday that he's joining the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was co-f...

Climate Change This Week: Faster Heating, A Stitch in Time, and More!

Mary Ellen Harte | Posted 03.25.2014 | Green
Mary Ellen Harte

Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...

He Spent $650 Million Of His Own Money As Mayor Of NYC

Posted 12.30.2013 | New York

Michael Bloomberg, who Forbes reports is worth around $27 billion, spent a chunk of his personal fortune as New York City's mayor. According to a very...

Bloomberg Administration Mum On Plans To Preserve Emails

| Posted 12.23.2013 | New York

By James Fanelli NEW YORK CITY — With just a week left in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's administration won’t say whether it has a plan in p...

INTERACTIVE: The Bloomberg Legacy Timeline

The New York World | Posted 12.20.2013 | New York

In his three terms in office Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the business acumen that had earned him and his company billions to the tough streets of New...

Website Sells Thousands Of Guns Illegally

Reuters | Posted 02.12.2014 | Crime

(Adds details from rally in Washington) By Jonathan Allen NEW YORK, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Thousands of guns are being offe...

Where Was Bloomberg After Train Derailment? Playing Golf In Bermuda

| Posted 02.01.2014 | New York

By Colby Hamilton CIVIC CENTER -- As officials scrambled to deal with the aftermath of a Metro North train derailment in the Bronx that killed four...

IMAGES: Giant Solar Energy Installation Coming To NYC Park

| Posted 11.27.2013 | New York

By Nicholas Rizzi TRAVIS — The world's largest landfill site will soon become the city's biggest solar energy farm. The huge solar installati...

Can Mayor Garcetti Make L.A.'s Streets Great?

Jack Skelley | Posted 01.25.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

He could cover L.A.'s sub-surface freeways, such as the 101, and turn them into parks. He could join forces with L.A.'s uber-popular Cyclavia events and revive the dormant bike-share program, such as those successful in Chicago in New York.

PHOTO: You Mad, Bloomberg?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

How does Mayor Michael Bloomberg feel about Bill de Blasio's landslide victory Tuesday night? Just look at Bloomberg's body language when he met with ...

Urban Legends

Glenn C. Altschuler | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Glenn C. Altschuler

In If Mayors Ruled The World, Benjamin Barber makes the intriguing, provocative, and counter-intuitive argument that, despite their current financial woes, cities and the mayors who run them are the last best hope for a safer, more prosperous, and more just future for the United States and the world.

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Office Disavows Sponsorship of Russian Investment Forum

Scott Wooledge | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Scott Wooledge

Initially, Russia Forum New York billed this event as sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of New York City. Then the NYC.gov presence on its website began to disappear. Reached for comment on Friday, the press secretary for the mayor's office confirmed, "We are not a sponsor."

Political Animal: Basil Smikle

Yvonna Russell | Posted 10.06.2013 | New York
Yvonna Russell

To quote the House of Cards' Francis Underwood, "Power is a lot like real estate. It's all about location, location, location. The closer you are to ...

Bloomberg Farewell

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Jeff Danziger

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Meet 10 Social Entrepreneurs Making NYC Stronger Than Ever

John Converse Townsend | Posted 11.16.2013 | Impact
John Converse Townsend

The "My Voice, Our City" competition seeks to empower black and Latino young men, ages 16-24, local organizations, and community leaders to submit program ideas that will brighten the future of New York City. The competition's judges have selected 10 finalists and it's now your turn to have a say.

Pushing Privatized "Partnership" Agenda at New York City's Public Parks -- Part 3

Cathryn Swan | Posted 10.19.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

People are against parks being privatized, the commercialization and sanitizing of our parks, the overarching corporate influence on these public spaces, the public increasingly being denied access to their commons, the resulting lack of transparency and accountability, and so much more.

Stopping and Frisking... Cops

Norm Stamper | Posted 08.13.2013 | Crime
Norm Stamper

You cannot, by law or department policy, stop and question people without a reasonable suspicion that they have committed, are committing, or are about to commit a crime, nor can you pat them down without a reasonable suspicion that they are armed and presently dangerous.