First, it was Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s ban on large-size sugary beverages. Now it’s his taxicab. In yet another display of judicial oversight, a state Supreme Court judge has struck down Bloomberg’s proposed “Taxi of Tomorrow” plan that would have given a nearly exclusive contract to Nissan to supply 13,000 NV200 minivans for duty in the [...]
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's first gun control challenge to a Democrat is already getting personal. Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG), the pro-gun control group backed by Bloomberg, released an ad on Friday targeting Sen....Show More Summary
I’m sad that a New York judge struck down the 16-ounce size limit for sodas and some other sweet drinks. I think Mayor Bloomberg had the right idea. I get that whole personal freedom argument (although the court just said that it was arbitrary and out of Bloomberg’s purview), that this was a “nanny state” [...]
Washington (CNN) - A large gun advocacy group is hitting its first Democrat in their most recent campaign to increase gun control measures. Mayors Against Illegal Guns, founded by independent New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, announced an ad Friday criticizing Democratic Sen. Mark Pryor for his recent vote against gun legislation in the Senate, […]
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg now owns 14 properties worldwide after purchasing three Hamptons estates in as many years, Capital New York's Dana Rubinstein reports. In 2011, he bought a $20 million, 35-acre estate in Ballyshear. He...Show More Summary
by Brad Johnson, campaign manager for Forecast the Facts The nearly $300 million climate-resiliency initiative established by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg using Sandy relief funds will not address climate pollution, according to a city official. The New York City Special Initiative for Rebuilding and Resiliency (SIRR), formed in November 2012, will release a [...]
The two-day-long March for Innovation is drawing to a close, and the tech industry – with some celebrity support in the form of Newark Mayor Cory Booker, former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg – has once again...Show More Summary
It looks like Mayor Bloomberg has found himself a cause worthy of his power and billions once he leaves office. "Fucking destroying" the taxi industry, according to The New York Post. Read more...
According to the New York Post, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg went crazy last Thursday, hurling invective at the owner of a taxi fleet who approached him the day after a court ruled against Bloomberg’s plan to replace city cabs with...Show More Summary
To hear Mayor Bloomberg and NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly explain it, stop-and-frisk is a messy but invaluable tool used to keep weapons off the street. But an analysis of stops in 2012 confirms that the tactic is vastly more effective at generating marijuana arrests. Show More Summary
The race for the city's next mayor is heating up, but Bloomberg apparently has his own plans following the end of his tenure in office: Ruin the taxi industry. [ more › ]
President Obama may have the goal of America having the highest proportion of college graduates in the world by 2020, but in New York City, that idea's sprung a leak. According to Mayor Michael Bloomberg if you're not at the top of your class you should probably forego higher education in favor of becoming a plumber. Show More Summary
The administration of Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has consented to replace light fixtures containing the toxic substance in hundreds of schools by 2016, rather than 2021.
A week after his plan to revitalize the New York City taxi system was blocked, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly accosted an NYC taxi boss in a private club and told him he would "destroy your f--k-ng industry." According to a new report...Show More Summary
"When I become mayor, you know what I’m going to spend my first year doing? I’m going to have a bunch of ribbon-cuttings tearing out your [expletive] bike lanes." — Anthony Weiner to Mike Bloomberg, June 2, 2010 "Come January 1st, when...Show More Summary
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD Chief Ray Kelly last night held a joint press conference on the wave of violent anti-gay hate crimes sweeping New York City. From the mayor's remarks: "Last Friday, the murder of a young man named Mark Carson shocked our city. Show More Summary
(Bloomberg): "New L.A. Mayor Garcetti confronts deficits through 2017" (Politico): "Anthony Weiner announces NYC mayoral run" (New York Times): "Another chilling leak investigation" (BuzzFeed): "Sen. Patrick Leahy withdraws amendment to include gay couple in immigration reform bill" (Politico): "Senate Judiciary panel passes immigration bill"
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Museum of the Moving Image, The Jim Henson Legacy, and other officials today announced that the family of Jim Henson has donated nearly 400 puppets, costumes, props, and other objects to the Museum, which will build a new gallery devoted to Henson?s important and lasting creative achievements. Show More Summary
At a press conference this afternoon at NYPD headquarters, Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Ray Kelly addressed a recent spate of anti-gay hate crimes, which included the murder of Mark Carson at the hands of a stranger in Greenwich Village this weekend. Show More Summary
Tomorrow, a consortium of tech-industry and political groups led by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy will launch its March for Innovation, two days of virtual activism intended to help pass comprehensive immigration reform that is favorable to tech industry concerns. Show More Summary