Mayor Michael Bloomberg
Monday, October 07, 2013
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
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"
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
By Beth Fertig
Ten years ago, on Aug. 14, 2003, a series of cascading power failures led to a blackout that spread all the way from the Northeast to Ohio. Some 50 million people were affected; the power outages lasted up to 31 hours. New York City was especially hard hit as the skyline went dark, and its 8 million residents coped without traffic lights or subways.
Sunday, November 11, 2012
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
Sandy was a natural disaster extreme in scope, and numerous people — from President Barack Obama to firefighters, police officers, nurses, subway workers and volunteers — were part of the New York region's storm response. But no single figure played a more central role than did Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
He doesn't control the transit system, or the purse strings at the Federal Emergency Management Agency. But he worked with the people who do. So we asked five New Yorkers to grade Bloomberg on his performance.
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the gun trafficking ring allegedly orchestrated by New York City police officers will not undermine his mission to get illegal guns of the streets.
Friday, October 21, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
After three days, the jury in the John Haggerty case reached a verdict that gave both sides something to crow about. It also gave jurors food for thought when it comes to the issue of big money and politics.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
During the second day of deliberations, jurors in the case of a political operative accused of stealing more than $1 million from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg asked the judge to clarify who's the victim of the alleged scheme.
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
By Bob Hennelly
The high profile case of a former aide to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in which the mayor and his staffers had to testify is now in the hands of jurors who will determine the fate of the political operative accused of bilking hizzoner of more than $1 million.
Friday, October 14, 2011
The campaign manager for Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2009 re-election effort took the stand on Friday in the trial of a political operative accused of stealing over a million dollars from the mayor.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
The NBA season will be at least 100 games short this season as owners and players continue labor negotiations. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that's bad news for the economy and the city's budget in a "sports-crazy town" like New York City.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
The defense team for political consultant John Haggerty, a former top aide to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Bloomberg did not try and hide the fact that he was financing a poll-monitoring operation during his 2009 re-election campaign.
Thursday, July 28, 2011
Biking in New York City has increased by 14 percent from last spring — and the city's Department of Transportation said it recorded 18,809 cyclists per day, up from 16, 463 last year.
Wednesday, March 16, 2011
Mayor Bloomberg signed a controversial bill targeting “crisis pregnancy centers” Wednesday — but not until anti-abortion activists got their say.
Wednesday, February 02, 2011
During an early-morning ceremony attended by city dignitaries despite a thick coating of ice from the latest winter storm, Staten Island Chuck did not see his shadow, and predicted that spring is on the way. Chuck's rival Punxsutawney Phil also predicted an early spring.
Thursday, October 07, 2010
The city's 1.7 million food stamp users will have a narrower choice of things to purchase, if Mayor Michael Bloomberg persuades the federal government to let him try an experiment.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
When New York City lawmakers put together their $64 billion budget, they were hoping to get $600 million over the next three years from Washington in the form of Federal Medical Assistance Percentages, or, FMAP funding.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
David Cameron is in New York today to meet with the heads of JP Morgan Chase, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Bank of New York Mellon, BlackRock and Citadel.