12/20/2013 04:37 pm ET

The Bloomberg Legacy Timeline (INTERACTIVE TIMELINE)

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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 York City, where he applied numbers-driven management to transform everything from how we eat to the ways we get around — and didn’t always get his way.

The New York World mined the media record of Bloomberg’s three terms in office, from 2002 to 2013, to find the highlights and low points of his crusade to rewire the workings of a complex city.

Explore the timeline of the Bloomberg era to see in one swoop what this one-of-a-kind mayor has wrought.

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