Mayor Bloomberg regularly sends out a public schedule listing events for the upcoming day. But in a review of the mayor's full 2012 daily calendar obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request, one of the most interesting events was kept under wraps.
On February 22, 2012, Bloomberg flew to Washington, D.C. mid-morning and had lunch with President Obama at the White House.
That meeting wasn't listed on his public schedule at the time. The mayor's office still won't say precisely what the meeting was about. But Obama's re-election campaign was in full swing then; Mitt Romney was still busy fighting primary battles.
Both campaigns actively sought the mayor's endorsement, hoping to curry favor with independent voters.
The mayor waited until November - after Sandy - to endorse Obama citing his concerns about climate change.