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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

World Trade Center Redevelopment: The Biggest Shrug

The New York Observer | Eliot Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years, the World Trade Center occupied a prominent stage in New York politics, as elected officials jostled over questions of design, governance a...

Dutch Royals Visit New York 400 Years After Henry Hudson (PHOTOS)

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WEST POINT, N.Y. — Dutch Prince Willem-Alexander and his wife, Princess Maxima, got a rousing welcome from West Point cadets as they visited the...

Powell Endorses Bloomberg

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Tens of thousands of revelers gathered in Brooklyn to celebrate Caribbean culture Monday at the West Indian American Day Parade, as bright...

Meet Erica: Mayor Bloomberg's Campaign Tracker

Politicker NY | Azi Paybarah | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Here's Erica. She filmed the entirety of Bill Thompson's press conference outside of City Hall just now. She also filmed another Thompson event at Ci...

NYC Law Would Outlaw Carrying Gun While Drunk | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK CITY (AP) -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to make it illegal in New York City to possess a firearm while drunk....

Patricia Harris: Mayor Bloomberg Donates Building At Franklin & Marshall College In Deputy's Name

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York City's billionaire mayor usually prefers to put his own name on things, but this time, a building was named for a close conf...

Mayor Bloomberg's Jet Struck By Bird En Route To Kennedy Funeral

New York Post | David Seifman and Chuck Bennett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A bird struck a jet carrying the mayor and about a half-dozen others from the Hamptons to Boston for Sen. Ted Kennedy's funeral Saturday, The Post has...

Mayor Bloomberg Is Pro Drinking In Parks

NBC New York | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

"I never understood why we don't let you drink in the park," Bloomberg told Community Newspaper Groups, a chain of weeklies owned by News Corp., which...

Bloomberg Pushes Thompson On Pension Funds

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg and likely Democratic challenger Bill Thompson got into one of their roughest fights of the mayoral campaign yesterday after it was re...

Drink Of Choice For Mayoral Candidates

Examiner | Dan Mazei | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With the 2009 New York mayoral election in full swing, voters will be closely scrutinizing their own candidate's every decision - including those mad...

Deutsche Bank Fire Memorial Service Boycotted By Bloomberg, FDNY, Media

Village Voice | Wayne Barrett | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mike Bloomberg boycotted the second memorial service yesterday for the two firefighters, Joseph Graffagnino and Robert Beddia, who died at the Deutsch...

NYC's Most Active Citizens

Jonathan Tisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jonathan Tisch

There is a movement sweeping our city this week rooted in a commitment to a common cause: active citizenship.

District Council 37, Largest Union, Will Endorse Bloomberg Rival Bill Thompson

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York City's largest municipal union voted to endorse Democratic mayoral candidate William C. Thompson Jr. in his upcoming election against Mayor B...

Cornerstone Program, Affordable Housing Deal, Not Followed Up By Bloomberg

New York Daily News | Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Bloomberg administration never checked to see if developers who got discounted city land in exchange for building affordable housing kept their en...

Mayor wants F train on fast track -- but he doesn't control the MTA

Brooklyn Paper | Mike McLaughlin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York


New York Needs Bonuses!

Liz Peek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Liz Peek

Not only are banking profits essential to the well being of New York, those pesky bonuses play a vital role as well.

Olga A. Méndez, First Puerto Rican Woman Elected To U.S. State Legislature, Dead At 83

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Mayor Bloomberg's office has released a statement regarding the death of Mendez: It was with deep sadness that I learned this morning of th...

Drowsy New York City Mayoral Campaign Hides Sleeping Giant of Ambition

Mario Almonte | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mario Almonte

Today, apparently cruising toward a third term as New York City Mayor, Bloomberg keeps a cone of silence around his larger political ambitions.

Ed Rendell: Hardest Working Man in Infrastructure

Michael Likosky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Likosky

Governor Rendell has been a tireless advocate of an infrastructure-driven recovery within the NGA and also as co-leader of Building America's Future.

Bloomberg Campaign Expenses: $7,000 For Pizza

New York Times | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

So how exactly do you spend $37 million on a mayoral campaign? Well, there's office snacks - $72,000 worth of them, to be precise. (Greek yogurt and f...

School Control Negotiations Stall in Albany

New York Times | Jeremy W. Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The State Senate shelved legislation that would preserve Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's control of New York City schools and adjourned for the summer ea...

Mayor Bloomberg's School Control Bill Is Stalled In Senate

New York Times | JEREMY W. PETERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

ALBANY -- Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg's efforts to renew his control of New York City's school system stalled on Wednesday as Senate Democrats insisted...

Comptroller William Thompson, Bloomberg's Rival, Has Raised $5M

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- The leading Democrat competing to challenge New York City's billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg this year has raised $200,000 in two ...

Bloomberg's Control Over Schools Remains Up In Air | Jeremy W. Peters | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The New York State Senate has yet to make a decision on legislation that would protect Mayor Michael Bloomberg's control over city schools. It is unce...

NYPD Typewriters Baffle Mayor Bloomberg

New York Post | Jeremy Olshan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg is keyed off that the NYPD is still buying typewriters. It's just baffling they signed a nearly $1 million contract for the purchase ...