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Bloomberg's tale of one city tells only of the best of times
When Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered his 12th and final state-of-the-city address in Brooklyn’s shiny new Barclays Center, he related the only tale of the city that he wanted to tell — a dynamic and glitzy success story full of positive trends.
For Bloomberg, it marks the beginning of the long goodbye that ends Dec. 31 and includes a mayoral election Nov. 5. If he had wanted to say something...