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Mayor Bloomberg sets up entrepreneur program for veterans

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The mayor announced a new initiative Monday that will help the city's veterans start their own businesses.

Under the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, former soldiers will mentor newer veterans on ways to utilize the skills they learned while on duty to strengthen their small businesses.

"We can never repay our veterans the debt we owe them, but we can do everything possible to...

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Georgina Bloomberg: Dad 'isn't particularly good with children'

Georgina Bloomberg (Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is no Mary Poppins, according to his daughter.

Georgina Bloomberg, hizzoner's 30-year-old daughter who is expecting her first child on Christmas Day, told Glamour.com that her dad "isn't particularly good with children" but he'll still be in her child's life.

"I know we'll find ways to spend time with my baby," she told Glamour. "I'm not...

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Bloomberg feels optimistic about de Blasio's administration

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(Credit: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and Mayor Michael Bloomberg meet after the election. (Charles Eckert))

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he is optimistic about Bill de Blasio's future at City Hall, because his successor is inheriting a solid foundation to build on.

The mayor discussed his thoughts on de Blasio's victory Wednesday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," saying he doesn't believe critics who think the city will be less safe under the Democrat's watch.

Bloomberg said...

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Bloomberg remains mum on successor choice as he casts vote

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(Credit: Mayor Michael Bloomberg votes in the 2013 election. (Mayor's Office))

Mayor Michael Bloomberg cast his ballot Tuesday but remained mute on whom he was voting for -- as he's done throughout the election cycle.

The mayor, a resident of the Upper East Side, emerged from his 81st Street polling site around 7:50 a.m. and briefly took questions from the press.

He offered a full-throated endorsement of the voting process, but declined to reveal any specific information...

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Council gives OK for Staten Island Ferris wheel

Rendering of the Staten Island Ferris Wheel. (New

(Credit: Rendering of the Staten Island Ferris Wheel. (New York Wheel LLC) )

Staten Island's next big attraction is one step closer to reality.

The City Council approved the plan Wednesday to create the world's largest Ferris wheel in the borough by a 45 to 0 vote.

The 625-foot wheel is part of a larger redevelopment package for the St. George Waterfront redevelopment proposal that will create a new hot spot that includes a shopping center, restaurants and an...

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