Bloomberg Legacy


In One School, a Snapshot of Bloomberg's Education Legacy

Thursday, December 19, 2013


Small schools, charter schools, data points -- these are signature policies of the Bloomberg era and they are all on display in one building near Union Square in Manhattan.

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Rushed Development Deals

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

In 2009, Michael Bloomberg said that zoning was perhaps his biggest legacy. In the final months before he leaves office, the mayor has worked furiously to complete or jump-start development deals. Charles Bagli, New York Times reporter, discusses the various projects around the city, and their lasting impact.

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New Tech City

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? 


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Why the Test Scores Tanked

Thursday, August 08, 2013

New York adopted more stringent standardized tests this year and has the big drop in scores to prove it. Beth Fertig, contributing editor for Education, WNYC Radio and, looks at the results, why federal education officials are satisfied with them and what they mean for Bloomberg's legacy and for the next mayor.

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MTA Updates; Ask Dear Prudence; Did Bloomberg Make Us Richer?

Thursday, July 25, 2013

MTA Chairman Tom Prendergast talks about service improvements and interruptions as the MTA prepares its budget. Plus: Slate’s Emily Yoffe, aka Dear Prudence, offers advice on the work life / private life divide; NY1’s Errol Louis continues the conversation he’s been having on our website all week, answering the question: did Bloomberg make us richer?; and a summer tradition continues – Brian is about to leave for vacation, so we open the phones to take your recommendations on what he should read while he is away.  


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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