Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday used his last major speech as mayor to declare that an “urban renaissance” is well underway.
Michael Bloomberg yesterday used his last major speech as mayor to hail an “urban renaissance” that’s well underway — and to warn it could be undermined if his successor doesn’t stand up to municipal unions and halt the “explosion” of pension and benefit costs.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Tuesday launched an impassioned defense of homeless services during his 12-year tenure, saying those lacking shelter are better off in New York City than elsewhere in the world.
“I don’t think there’s any administration, any city that has ever done as much to help those in need as we have done in this city,” he said.
“Should we stop there? No. Not at all. But...Read more »
If you thought Mayor Michael Bloomberg was going to phone it in during his last weeks in office, think again.
With 15 days left in his third and final term, Bloomberg announced Monday that he will be going on a farewell tour across the five boroughs, where he will tout his administration's accomplishments and successes in each area.
Political experts say this move not only aims to promote...Read more »
The mayor sat down with the women of ABC's "The View" Monday to chat about his remaining days in office.
Michael Bloomberg, who will kick off a farewell tour across the five boroughs Tuesday, touched on many of his policies that changed the city's landscape and some of his regrets. The hosts asked why he didn't take the next step politically and run for the White House.
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UPDATED 12/11/12, 7:45 P.M.: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his family are moving to Gracie Mansion, trading the modest Park Slope row house where they share one bathroom for the opulent Yorkville mayoral residence and its eight bathrooms.
While some Brooklynties who shared pizza slices and barbs with the family over the years say the de Blasios will be missed, Manhattanites welcomed their...Read more »
It's official, the ice is coming to the Bronx.
The City Council approved plans to transform the Kingsbridge Armory into the city's largest indoor ice rink with a 48-1 vote Tuesday.
When the Kingsbridge National Ice Center opens in 2019, it will feature nine rinks that will be open year round, state of the art facilities and seating for 5,000.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he would...Read more »
The nation's largest public Wi-Fi network launched in Harlem Tuesday, eventually offering free outdoor Internet access to thousands of residents and visitors over 95 blocks.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it's the latest step in creating a comprehensive Wi-Fi zone across all five boroughs.
Tech advocates praised the newest effort to increase Internet access, saying that a wireless Big...Read more »
With less than a month left before he hands the keys of City Hall over to Bill de Blasio, Mayor Michael Bloomberg looked back at his 12-year tenure Thursday and touted the ways he enhanced the city.
Speaking at the Association for a Better New York's breakfast at the Brooklyn Marriott, the mayor predicted New Yorkers will be living better for a long time due to his efforts on various fronts....Read more »
UPDATED 12/5/13 at 6:45 P.M.: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced he is returning old law enforcement hand Bill Bratton to the NYPD commissioner post, and the two vowed a “new day” of community policing.
“Public safety and respect for the public aren’t contradictory ideas,” de Blasio said at a news conference in Brooklyn. De Blasio would be the second New York City mayor Bratton,...Read more »
Higher taxes for wealthy New Yorkers? Higher taxes on booze? A commuter tax?
These are some of the suggestions that the city's Independent Budget Office offered Wednesday as part of its Budget Options report, which provides ideas on how to balance the city's finances.
Although Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will inherit a balanced budget from Michael Bloomberg, IBO director Ronnie Lowenstein...Read more »