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Bloomberg's Reefer Madness Costs $75 Million a Year

Jesse Levine | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jesse Levine

Since 1996 New York City has spent from half a billion to over a billion dollars arresting people for less than an ounce of marijuana.

Judge: Bloomberg's Independence Cash Spending 'Doesn't Smell Right'

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York state's Independence Party bills itself as blasting a straightforward new path through two-party politics, a route for free ...

SEC: Ex-Fannie Mae CEO May Have Misled Investors On Subprimes

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

(Reuters) - Daniel Mudd, the former CEO of government-sponsored mortgage firm Fannie Mae, has received notice from U.S. regulators that he may fac...

Barclays CEO Receives $10.6 Million Bonus

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Last month, Barclays CEO Robert Diamond announced that while his banking company would continue to "exercise restraint" against large bonuses, the tim...

Mayor Bloomberg Urges Columbia to Bring Back ROTC

| Jill Colvin | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on Columbia University to reinstate its ROTC program after a 42-year absence on campus. Columbia, like ot...

Literally Figurative

Yvette Kantrow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Yvette Kantrow

By concocting a whisper-thin M&A story about Twitter, the WSJ was able to get the ever-popular B-word on its front page. The particulars of the piece don't really seem to matter here.

Bloomberg Pushes For Immigration Reform To Protect Fashion Industry

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg insists America's immigration policy hurts New York's Fashion Week. The mayor was joined by nearly a dozen fashion industry mainstays...

Tax Credits For The Poor Got To Luxury Hotels, Big Banks

The Huffington Post | William Alden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This post has been corrected. Taxpayer dollars that were intended to help poor communities are instead being used to finance luxury hotels, according...

When Is Bloomberg Leaving Town?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg is well known for his globetrotting. He spends several weekends a year at his five vacation homes in places like Vail, Colo., and Lo...

Jan Brewer Mocks Michael Bloomberg For Arizona Gun-Show Sting (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) hit back at New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg this week, suggesting that his undercover sting to expose lax Arizona fi...

Bloomberg's Gun Show Theatrics

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

Can Bloomberg argue that his undercover investigation at an Arizona gun show was anything more than a taxpayer-funded vacation/publicity stunt?

Bloomberg Accuses Obama Of Breaking Campaign Promises

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who is occasionally mentioned as a long-shot presidential candidate, accused President Barack Obama...

Who Gives The Best Info? A Short History Of Information Design

Paula Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paula Scher

Last month, FAST COMPANY magazine published the best info-graphics of the year from their design blog. The choice was derived from FC's own postings o...

Video Journalism: Past and Future

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Joe Peyronnin

What is required today is an agile organization and workforce that can quickly embrace technological advancements and efficiencies.

Seeking "Influence," Bloomberg Beats, AOL, CNN, MSN, Forbes, Reuters, CNBC in Site Traffic

Andy Plesser | Posted 06.04.2013 | Media
Andy Plesser

Bloomberg, which had long offered a small amount of the company's deep proprietary content online, keeping most content on its professional tradin...

Bloomberg's State Of City Speech: Mayor Sets Sights On Pension Reform

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned in his "State of the City" address Wednesday that New York still faces deep budget problems and promis...

City To Cut More Than 10,000 Jobs

WNYC | Arun Venugopal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg announced plans on Thursday to lay off thousands of city workers, in one of the most visible signs yet of the recession's toll. In pre...

Revisiting Manhattan

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Jones

I just saw Manhattan again for the first time in twenty years. It was magnificent. Not as much for the story, but for how the movie literally vibrates with the vitality of the city.

Nobody Told The MTA About The Subway To Jersey Plan

nytimes.com | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Bloomberg administration stunned the city's transportation establishment on Tuesday evening as reports trickled out about an ambitious plan to ext...

Dartmouth, University Of Chicago Get Record Undergrad Applications

Bloomberg | Janet Lorin | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Dartmouth College and the University of Chicago reported all-time highs in undergraduate applications for admission, joining at least four other U.S. ...

City Declares Emergency As Snow Approaches

| Mariel S. Clark | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg declared a weather emergency late Tuesday afternoon as a Nor'easter bore down on the Big Apple. Sanitation wor...

SNL And The New Yorker Spoof Mayor Bloomberg (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's an exciting week for Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Because of the city's high-profile snow storm during Christmas (and the city's botched response to ...

Nervous NYC Overdoes It For Friday's Light Snow

AP | SARA KUGLER FRAZIER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City came out overprepared Friday for a weak storm that delivered just a few inches of snow – not enough to plow in mo...

Bloomberg's Approval Ratings Reach All-Time Low

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg has survived hugely unpopular pursuits (including his overhaul of the city charter to give himself a third term) but snow seems to be ...

The F Word: Public Workers Getting Snowed

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Laura Flanders

Non-New Yorkers gloat beware -- the Big Apple's storm offers just a taste of the problems that are likely to be coming your way.