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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Farewell

Jeff Danziger | Posted 11.24.2013 | New York
Jeff Danziger


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.

Bloomberg Touts Post-9/11 Revival

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 09.12.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- A day after the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg touted the progress the World Tra...

A 'Quiet' Last 9/11 Ceremony For Mayor Bloomberg

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 11.10.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — When this year's Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony unfolds at ground zero, the mayor who has helped orchestrate the observances from thei...

The Primaries!

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 11.09.2013 | New York

NEW YORK — One of the most unpredictable and contentious primary campaigns the city has seen in decades is drawing to a close. And on Tuesday, f...

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.

Bloomberg: Fingerprint Public Housing Residents

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 10.16.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City public housing tenants should be fingerprinted as a way of keeping criminals out of their buildings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg...

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.

Bloomberg: 'Nobody Racially Profiles'

Posted 06.28.2013 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg lashed out Friday morning at two bills recently passed by the New York City Council that aim to check the NYPD's controversial...

Mayor Bloomberg To Be A Grandfather

Posted 06.27.2013 | New York

Georgina Bloomberg, the youngest daughter of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is pregnant. The 30-year-old socialite and professional equestr...

Postal Union: Bloomberg Ricin Letters Postmarked In Louisiana

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE and COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.30.2013 | New York

WASHINGTON — A suspicious letter mailed to the White House and intercepted this week was similar to two threatening, poison-laced letters on the...

Mayor Bloomberg Gets It Right Over Harvard/Plumber Comments

Steve Siebold | Posted 07.21.2013 | Business
Steve Siebold

No doubt that Harvard is consistently ranked as one of the top schools in the nation. There's a certain prestige that comes with saying "Harvard graduate." But to the mayor's point, at what cost should that come?

Raising the Cigarette Sales Age to 21: Politics Meets Paternalism

Audrey Silk | Posted 07.13.2013 | New York
Audrey Silk

Minors shouldn't smoke. There is a law already on the books that covers this. Sales to minors are illegal. Enforce it and leave the adults alone.

Bloomberg Attacks Stop-And-Frisk Critics

| Posted 04.30.2013 | New York

By Nicole Bode and Ben Fractenberg 1 POLICE PLAZA — In a speech brimming with vitriol, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took aim at all who have criticize...

Yes, Anthony Weiner Could Be Elected Mayor

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.26.2013 | New York
Dominic Carter

By handling the interview the way Weiner did, should an additional photo surface once the Weiner train for mayor gets underway, this time he may not be completely derailed. Dismiss Weiner at your own peril.

Privatization of the Commons in Mayor Bloomberg's New York -- Part II: Who Has Control?

Cathryn Swan | Posted 06.26.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

These three New York City parks -- Bryant Park, Madison Square Park, and Union Square Park - all have slightly different structures running them. What they have in common is their corporate makeup.

Reining in New York City's Skyrocketing Health Insurance Costs

Carol Kellermann | Posted 06.17.2013 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not say it directly, but his preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014, which begins July 1, makes clear that the growing cost of health insurance for city employees and retirees has to be brought under control.

Privatization of the Commons in Mayor Bloomberg's New York - Part I

Cathryn Swan | Posted 06.15.2013 | New York
Cathryn Swan

Mayor Michael Bloomberg did not invent the concept of the "public-private partnership." But he has aggressively pushed "private money" within the New York City Parks system, particularly under former Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, who left last year.

Major 'Good Wife' Spoilers

The Huffington Post | Chris Harnick | Posted 04.09.2013 | TV

"The Good Wife" has tapped New York City's Mayor Bloomberg for a guest role in the Season 4 finale. The CBS legal drama, which is set in Chicago an...

Social Media in Government Is Way More Advanced Than You Think

Beverly Macy | Posted 06.03.2013 | Technology
Beverly Macy

Did you know that the U.S. Army publishes one of the very best social media handbooks on the planet -- covering everything from "Army Branding" to "Th...

The Rising Threat of Childhood Obesity

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

As the mother of a high school student, I know how hard it can be to get teenagers to reach for wholesome snacks instead of junk food. Yet I also believe that judicious government interventions can tweak our environment in ways that make it easier to eat healthier food and get out and move.

Joe The Plumber Gives Three Lines Of Defense: Pee, Vomit Or Shoot

The Huffington Post | Chelsea Kiene | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

Samuel Wurzelbacher -- more commonly known as Joe the Plumber for his role in the 2008 presidential election -- is once again joining the national gun...

How Does Bloomberg Feel About Drones?

Posted 03.22.2013 | New York

During his weekly radio show appearance on Friday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg acknowledged the privacy concerns surrounding domestic drones but deemed th...

Bloomberg Joins CIA

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Mayor Bloomberg's Soda Ban Wouldn't Have Worked -- the Answer Is Personal Responsibility

Steve Siebold | Posted 05.13.2013 | New York
Steve Siebold

Yesterday was supposed to be the day that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's controversial soda ban (a ban on 16 ounce containers of sugary drinks that have more than 25 calories per ounce) was supposed to take effect.