Open Phones: Was Bloomberg Your Only Mayor?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg speaks at a benefit for Harlem Prep Charter School. (Chelsia Rose Marcius)

This segment was edited for time and aired as part of a best-of episode on December 24, 2013. The audio from the live show is posted here and dates from November 7, 2013.

Over the last twelve years, New York City attracted hundreds of thousands of people from around the country and the world to move here. For those of you New Yorkers who moved here under Bloomberg, or who grew up as a native New Yorker in the last 12 years, what do you make of the imminent de Blasio era? What will it be like to not have Bloomberg as your mayor? What do you want to preserve, what do you want to change? And what do you make of the de Blasio critics who talk about the "bad old days" -- do you have a sense of New York City's past in that context? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

Comments [5]

Jeff from Morningside depths

In the past 10 years I've lived in Rochester, Houston, San Francisco, Berlin, and Los Angeles. Many people move to NY to make as much money as possible, and historically that has been the basis of the city. Even though I am politically very liberal, to me it made perfect sense to have a mayor who was focused on making the city profitable for as many people as possible.

Dec. 24 2013 11:41 AM

I moved here in 1994, and can relate to Carla's sentiments regarding how those she escaped have eventually followed her here. It's much easier to move to NYC now because of online resources. Before a certain year, you just had to cross your fingers and hope for the best; people who moved and remained here had to have a passion for the city. Nowadays, young suburban couples just wander in as if it's any mid-sized Midwestern town.

Nov. 07 2013 11:59 AM

The people didnt want him YET some how he won an election

Do the math!?!?!

Nov. 07 2013 11:56 AM

I grew up in Wisconsin and went to school in Pittsburgh. Coming from the Midwest, the shocking thing was the enormous sea of money sloshing around here— growing up, a million dollars was an unfathomable amount of money, rather than the price of a basic house.

Nov. 07 2013 11:52 AM
Oscar Maldonado from Ny

This mayor had the whole city believe his lies and predictions like the wizard of Oz.. Good riddance..the city will find out that its not the great magic of the mayor Or his practices that crime is down but just the evolution of the world of this city, were maturing as society but still these demons want to appropriate even your thoughts , why do you think mr deblassio is so curious about those other demons in the other ile?..because he thinks these Marxist communist leftist etc are good but in reality they're just as bad as any politic..
Ps: I can't stand this new twitter Facebook stuff don't ppl know that these were the first homes for predators, pedophiles, invalents?'s a joke to hear a freaking board make or talk about billions..these demons of course will try to buy this in I get to see mily cirrus in pantys :p
Ps2: last time I went to macdonals and spoke to some girl that was working there I told her to steal all the food she can because its not fair that macdonal is making billions and they don't want to share.. I told god of the world will not only forgive her but will be proud.

Nov. 07 2013 11:16 AM

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