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New York, Remade

New York has been transformed in the last twelve years, in ways simultaneously wrenching and huge and intimate. And though he isn't responsible for all the revolutions we've experienced, Michael Bloomberg leaves an indelibly large mark. WNYC is looking at the ways our city has been remade by New York's first Mayor of the 21st century. Join the conversation!


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New York Remade: Before and After Bloomberg

Friday, December 27, 2013


In the last 12 years, NYC has been transformed in ways that are wrenching, huge, and intimate. Here's how to wrap your head around Bloomberg's New York.

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Bloomberg and Garbage: A Pile of Unfinished Business

Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Mayor Bloomberg leaves office having announced a number of innovative recycling initiatives. But it was his administration that cut recycling in the first place.

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Are We Better Off After Bloomberg?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

As Bill de Blasio prepares to take the oath of office, we've got three questions for the experts (and you) about the Bloomberg legacy:Did Bloomberg make us healthier? Did he leave you behind? And did he secure our future?

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Brooke Gladstone: The Progress and Strain of Bloomberg's NY

Friday, October 11, 2013


I’m not equipped to assess the tenure of the mayor because I’m not a political analyst and because the city is so much bigger, so much richer than any mayor. Even Michael Bloomberg. 


Brian Lehrer: Why Mike Bloomberg Surprised Me

Thursday, October 10, 2013


Michael Bloomberg won't be remembered as the anti-asthma mayor, as he will the anti-smoking, anti-obesity and anti-murder mayor. But he's done a lot more to fight the disease than I ever imagined he would.

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Bloomberg Pushed New Yorkers on Health, and Often They Pushed Back

Wednesday, October 09, 2013

Bloomberg has maintained that it's his job us to make people healthier and safer, and he has frequently declared, “Being mayor is about saying, 'No.'”

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John Schaefer: Brooklyn Migration Defines Bloomberg Era

Monday, October 07, 2013


The Great Brooklyn Migration is, for me, the defining transformation of Bloomberg’s New York.


Stop and Frisk's Rise Threatens Bloomberg's Crime Legacy

Monday, October 07, 2013


You may think that stop and frisk as a political issue has been with us forever. But you'd be wrong.  It's only been two years since the issue has been a mainstream controversy — one that threatens to tarnish Mayor Michael Bloomberg's considerable positive achievements in reducing crime. This is the story of how that happened -- the next installment in our series "New York Remade: The Bloomberg Years"

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NYC Tech: Who’s Your Daddy?

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg likes to take credit for transforming New York City into the second biggest technology economy in the country. Does he deserve it? 


Did Bloomberg Make Us Richer?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

How do we begin to assess the Bloomberg economic legacy when it comes to personal wealth, and economic prosperity? What do we make of the state of income inequality in New York today as compared to twelve years ago?

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After 12 Years of Bloomberg, Data Reigns in the Schools

Thursday, July 11, 2013

It’s no surprise that a mayor who built his fortune developing a computer system that gave the financial industry access to immense amounts of data would apply a technocratic approach to government. But Michael Bloomberg’s belief in data changed the entire conversation about public education in New York City by focusing on tests like never before.

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A Timeline Journey Through the School System Under Bloomberg

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

See the key events from the tumultuous past 12 years in the New York City public school system. We begin when Mayor Michael Bloomberg won mayoral control from the state in 2002 and included the highs and the lows until the recent past. New schools, shuttered schools, charter schools. New tests, new contracts, more money, money lost. Anything you want to add? Share it in the comments section below. 

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In Bloomberg's New York, The Poor Move Further Out, Lengthening Commutes

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Increasing numbers of New Yorkers are traveling within or between the outer boroughs to get to work, often using a Manhattan-centric transportation system that is not well suited to getting them where they need to go.

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As Bloomberg Built Affordable Housing, City Became Less Affordable

Tuesday, July 09, 2013


Near the beginning of his three terms in office, Mayor Bloomberg made two promises: He'd pump billions into affordable housing. And he'd do everything he could to make the city more desirable. He kept both promises.

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New York, the Vertical City, Kept Rising Under Bloomberg

Monday, July 08, 2013


How the city went from terrorist victim to the over-successful city in 12 short years.

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