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Ray Kelly looks beyond NYC

As New York City's Police Commissioner for a dozen years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Ray Kelly helped foil 16 terrorist plots against the city. Mr. Kelly, 72, left that job at the beginning of... To view the full story, click the title link.

Big data can be a big help to city

Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg helped transform New York into one of the most innovative cities in the nation, using data to reduce fire fatalities, enhance relief efforts following Hurricane Sandy... To view the full story, click the title link.

New Sandy rebuilding leader

The mayor is expected to appoint a former development official under former mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani, to take over the city's Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts. Amy Peterson,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Stringer rejects $30M IT contract

New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer has rejected a $30 million information technology contract that was awarded during the administration of former mayor Michael Bloomberg. Mr. Stringer said... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bloomberg to speak at Harvard commencement

Billionaire businessman and former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been selected to speak at Harvard University's 2014 commencement exercises. The Ivy League university announced Wednesday... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bloomberg environmental chief reprises role

Emily Lloyd, who ran the Department of Environmental Protection for four years under Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is returning to that role for Bill de Blasio, the mayor announced Tuesday. Ms. Lloyd, who... To view the full story, click the title link.

Failure of inclusionary zoning

Mayor Michael Bloomberg left office claiming his plan to build or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing was on track to meet the goal this year. New mayor Bill de Blasio plans to junk the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Real estate biz leads on pollution curbs

As the city waits to see how Mayor Bill de Blasio will tackle climate change, which Michael Bloomberg made a top priority, a new report suggests the last administration's environmental efforts are... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC surpasses jobs milestone

Michael Bloomberg, in his last month as mayor, presided over a city economy that sustained 4 million jobs, reaching an employment milestone not seen since the administration of John Lindsay in 1969,... To view the full story, click the title link.

Poll: Bloomberg administration was a success

New Yorkers say the 12-year mayoral administration of Michael Bloomberg was mainly a success. A Quinnipiac University poll released Friday found that 64% of city voters say Mr. Bloomberg was a... To view the full story, click the title link.

Mayor picks new health commissioner

Mary Travis Bassett, a former deputy health commissioner and the "architect" of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg's most prominent public health policies, was named commissioner of the city's Department... To view the full story, click the title link.

Economic outlook, by the numbers

Mayor Michael Bloomberg left office with the city at an all-time employment high, besting the previous record, set in 1969. Meanwhile, the Independent Budget Office sees continued jobs gains for the next several years.

Crime is down, but Brownsville doesn't feel it

Year-end boasts by Mayor Michael Bloomberg that New York is the safest big city in America can ring hollow in Brownsville, a Brooklyn neighborhood where the cycle of violence, silence and retribution feels entrenched and where crime seems immune to strategies that have brought record lows across the city. Show More Summary

Bloomberg's unquestioned impact, debated legacy

When Michael Bloomberg took the oath as mayor nearly a dozen years ago, he was a political neophyte faced with a city still smoldering from a terrorist attack that crippled its economy, wounded its psyche and left a ragged scar across lower Manhattan. Show More Summary

Bloomberg trumpets a safer NYC

If you have lived in New York City during the past 12 years, Michael Bloomberg may have very well saved your life, at least according to his office. In one of his final appearances as mayor late Friday morning, Mr. Bloomberg joined outgoing...Show More Summary

Need to feed the meter? There's an app for that

New Yorkers will soon find themselves unable to use that old chestnut of an excuse, "I need to feed the meter." In a joint statement Thursday afternoon, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan...Show More Summary

Bloomberg touts city's declining incarceration rate

Thanks to an historic drop in crime and a growing number of alternative-to-incarceration programs, fewer small-time offenders have gone to jail in the past 12 years than ever before, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday. In 2012, the city's incarceration rate was 30% below the national rate. Show More Summary

Glen promises 'place-based' economic agenda

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's new jobs and housing czar said Monday that the next administration will shift focus away from the type of large-scale projects that blossomed under Mayor Michael Bloomberg and move towards those that address the problem of income inequality. Show More Summary

Bloomberg to cut ribbon on Times Square redesign

Mayor Michael Bloomberg will cut the ribbon on the first phase of a redesign of a pedestrian plaza in Times Square. WCBS-TV reports the mayor will visit the iconic tourist attraction on Monday. The construction is part of a $40 million redesign that will transform Times Square into a more pedestrian-friendly plaza. Show More Summary

Bloomberg rides subway to station he helped build

Now in his final days in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated his administration's redevelopment work by riding a special train to an unfinished subway station on Manhattan's far West Side. The new station, at 34th Street and 11th Avenue, isn't scheduled to open to the public until next fall. Show More Summary

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