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Colin Quinn Started Smoking at Age Four

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Those were the days before Bloomberg's smoking ban, back when New Yorkers were tough. And Quinn knows tough. He's on tour performing other people's acts, and they can't stop him.

WNYC News

Central Park Five Get $41 Million

Friday, September 05, 2014

The wrongly-convicted men will get $1 million for each year they spent in prison.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Retakes Helm as Namesake Company Faces Challenges

Thursday, September 04, 2014

The former mayor is returning to lead his namesake financial media company.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Backs New National Anti-Gun Violence Group

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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Bloomberg pledges big bucks to a group aimed at curbing gun violence.

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WNYC News

Who Is Behind the Pro-Charter Schools Group Fighting de Blasio?

Thursday, March 06, 2014

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Financial sector leaders have long been some of the biggest supporters of the charter-school movement, a fact that has been red meat for charter school opponents.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

The Ghosts of Mayors Past Advise de Blasio on Dealing with Snow

Thursday, January 02, 2014

WNYC

With Bill de Blasio facing his first major snowstorm as mayor of New York City, we thought he might like to take some cues from his predecessors. Here, listen to Mayors Fiorello Laguardia, John Lindsay, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg handle a nervous public.

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WNYC News

Staffers Say Goodbye To Mayor Bloomberg

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Scores of staffers lined the steps of City Hall to say goodbye to Mayor Michael Bloomberg tonight.

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WNYC News

New York Remade: Before and After Bloomberg

Friday, December 27, 2013

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Noam Chomsky’s Life and Times; Growing Up in NY; Foreign Languages

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Linguist and political commentator Noam Chomsky talks about his new book on what he calls “Western terrorism” and remembers his first job at a newsstand on the Upper West Side. Plus: author and designer (and Brian’s brother) Warren Lehrer; growing up in New York City and the links between memory and place; calls if Bloomberg was your only New York City mayor; and a round of foreign language hopscotch with the phrase: “What we have here is a failure to communicate.”

Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: The Mayor May Not Be Permanent, But the Times Square Pedestrian Plaza Is

Monday, December 23, 2013

No five-borough mayoral victory lap would be complete without talking about the transformation of Times Square, so Michael Bloomberg checked off that box by cutting the ribbon on the city's latest permanent pedestrian plaza -- with just a week left in his administration.

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Transportation Nation

PHOTOS: See the New 7 Train Extension—Before it Opens

Friday, December 20, 2013

In his last days in office, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is shoring up his legacy by highlighting his accomplishments. So even though the new subway station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue won't be open for several more months, it's operational enough that the outgoing mayor was able to christen it.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg: I Hope de Blasio is a Better Mayor

Monday, December 16, 2013

"I wish him well. I'm going to live in this city. My kids are going to live in this city. I hope he's a better mayor than I was," Bloomberg said.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Will Happen Without A Philanthropist-Mayor?

Friday, December 13, 2013

Rory Lancman, former Assembleyman and incoming City Councilman, discusses how Mike Bloomberg ran the city like a philanthropist, using private money to solve public problems, and what comes next.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The Future of Bloomberg's New York; Homosexuality in India; Philosophies Against Suicide

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Former Bloomberg spokesperson Stu Loeser and a range of experts take calls about Mayor Bloomberg’s impact on health, safety, inequality, and the future of New York. Plus: A look at why India has reversed its legal stance on homosexuality; and author Jennifer Michael Hecht on her new book, Stay, and the secular argument against suicide.

The Brian Lehrer Show

Bloomberg and the Mexican Soda Tax

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Mexico has just passed a soda and junk food tax to help fight obesity. Mayor Bloomberg's foundation has given $10 million over three years to finance anti-obesity advertising campaigns and research at Mexico's National Institute of Public Health. Elisabeth Malkin, New York Times correspondent in Mexico City, explains what's been called "the Bloomberg tax" in Mexico and what it says about his goals abroad.

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Transportation Nation

NYC's "Horror Show" Streetlights to be Replaced

Thursday, October 24, 2013

The yellow-tinted streetlights gracing much of New York may cast Halloween-appropriate lighting, but the city will be jettisoning them in favor of brighter, more energy-efficient bulbs.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Money Flows into Virginia Governor's Race

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s pro-gun-control super PAC is dropping $1.1 million dollars on ads to influence voters in Virginia’s gubernatorial race.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Breaks Ground on South Street Seaport Redevelopment

Thursday, October 17, 2013

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The South Street Seaport could be the city's next hot spot, thanks to a $200 million redevelopment project that broke ground Thursday.

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WNYC News

Water Now Flowing in Last Manhattan Stretch of Historic Water Tunnel

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

The Third Tunnel has been under construction since 1970 — and the Manhattan stretch is finally complete.

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WNYC News

1 in 10 New Yorkers Might Be at Risk in Case of Evacuation

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

WNYC

Think we learned something from all those Sandy stories of disabled people trapped in high-rises struggling to survive? Think again.

Disability rights groups are suing New York City in Federal Court saying the city's emergency plans are discriminatory and violate federal laws. A ruling could come any day now.

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