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Mike Bloomberg No. 4 on top philantropists list

The former mayor donated a whopping $452 million.

(Credit: Charles Eckert)

Looks like Michael Bloomberg's post-City Hall career is off to a good start: the former mayor rang in at No. 4 in a list of the country's 50 most generous philanthropists, published today by the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

Bloomberg donated a whopping $452 million to causes including the arts, education, the environment and public health, as well as organizations dedicated to improving city...

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Mayor-elect de Blasio introduces transition team

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(Credit: Bill de Blasio announces his transition team. (Charles Eckert))

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced a diverse and seasoned team to lead his transition Wednesday morning, after a "cordial" meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom he said offered "helpful advice" in building a new city government.

"We had an extraordinary night, but today is now the first day of a six-to-eight-week sprint to prepare our new administration,"...

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