I'm an on-again, off again New Yorker. I spent a good chunk of my childhood in Staten Island, came back to the city for a stretch in college and lived through the worst of New York's crack era when I was in my 20s, eventually leaving for grad school. Over the years, I've come back again and again, on business trips, to see family, to hang out, to work. I can't quit New York. … [Read more...] about Mayor Bloomberg took a bit of New York’s soul
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He pointed to Bloomberg's getting trans fats banned from restaurant foods in 2006, and advocacy for compulsory calorie labelling for chain restaurants, in 2008, as evidence of his success in tackling obesity – among the leading cause of deaths in the US. … [Read more...] about Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years at the helm of New York City come to an end
Cuomo has described it as a 'crazy scenario' which only ever happened because FEMA refused to be the buying agent on behalf of all 50 states. He had requested that the feds buy the equipment then distribute it to the states if and when they needed it. Trump dismissed the notion, saying the federal government is not a 'shipping clerk' for the states. … [Read more...] about The charts that should give New York hope: ICU and hospital admissions continue to fall – even as deaths still rise – as Cuomo raises prospect of getting people back to work with antibody tests
The 109th mayor used his inaugural speech on 1 January to issue a liberal clarion call of the type not heard in New York – or arguably anywhere else in the US – for at least 20 years. As the first Democratic mayor to take office in the city since 1994, he vowed to take on what he has dubbed "the Tale of Two Cities" – the vast income gap that sets a sparkling and buoyant Manhattan apart from the grinding poverty found in the outer boroughs. … [Read more...] about Mayor Bill De Blasio challenges New York’s millionaires with higher taxes
Fresh out of office, the billionaire businessman, never short of ambition, has broadened his sights to the lives of city-dwellers around the world. With migration to cities increasing nearly everywhere, the data-driven Bloomberg believes improving conditions in big urban areas is the best way to make an impact on the largest number of people. Bloomberg is redeploying many top members of his mayoral team to Bloomberg Associates, a consultancy that will, free of charge, advise cities on how best to tackle their problems, adapting and applying the approaches he used to make New York greener and more livable. … [Read more...] about Can Michael Bloomberg’s New York manifesto change the world?