On the one hand, he's the man behind one of the few news outlets that's still pumping money into journalism. On the other hand, he seems to delight in dodging reporters' questions – or insulting them. I'm happy he snuffed out indoor smoking in the city, and as a health nut, I have to admit that I agree with him when it comes to trans fats and supersized sodas. I really appreciate Bloomberg's work lobbying for gun control, but I really, really loathe his unflagging endorsement of the stop-and-frisk police policy. … [Read more...] about Mayor Bloomberg took a bit of New York’s soul
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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
Critics of the tax plan were less restrained before De Blasio's inauguration, judging from views assembled by Bloomberg News. Hedge fund manager EE "Buzzy" Geduld said it was the "most absurd thing I've ever heard", while investment banker Peter Solomon said that De Blasio was "barking up the wrong tree". Michael Bloomberg, De Blasio's billionaire predecesso r, who presided over the growing income gap during his 12 years as mayor, denounced the plan as "unfair" and said it would drive the rich out of the city. "Places like London are going to eat our lunch," he said. … [Read more...] about Mayor Bill De Blasio challenges New York’s millionaires with higher taxes
Looking back at Bloomberg's 12 years in office, it is easy to see how De Blasio's Tale of Two Cities rhetoric proved to be such a good fit for so many voters, and how the mayoral campaign turned into a race to become the anti-Bloomberg candidate, even as about half the city approved of the job he was doing. … [Read more...] about Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years at the helm of New York City come to an end
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?