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WNYC News

On His Way Out, Bloomberg Renames City Streets

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Subhi Widdi Way, Ariel Russo Place and Hermena Rowe Street are among the newest streets re-baptized by the mayor on the eve of his departure.

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WNYC News

Paying Kids to Go to School: Can it Work?

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The city is trying to motivate kids by paying them to go to school, get good grades and pass standardized tests. The theory is that rewarding good choices in health, education and work leads to permanent changes in habits and behavior, breaking the cycle of intergenerational poverty.

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WNYC News

Mayor Bloomberg Defends Legacy at New Brooklyn Ice Rink

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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With just two weeks left in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making farewell stops in all five boroughs to tout his administration's accomplishments. But at a ribbon cutting in Brooklyn on Tuesday, he was on the defensive.

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WNYC News

Was That a Tear, Mayor Bloomberg?

Thursday, December 05, 2013

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As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio unveils the city's next administration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his farewell tour.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Willets Point Farewell?

Monday, November 25, 2013

Willets Point business owners who agree to make way for redevelopment by November 30 will get the maximum payout. Sarah Maslin Nir, New York Times staff reporter covering Queens, reports on what's next for the area and for the small auto repair shop owners and workers who have made their livelihoods there.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: What Will You Miss about Mayor Bloomberg?

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg has been running the city for a long time. What do you like about the mayor and his vision for New York City? Call in and say what will you miss in post-Bloomberg NYC.

 

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New Tech City

When Love Trumps Mountain View: A Story of NYC Tech

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

It's kind of funny that one of the key reasons that New York City's tech scene blossomed is because one really smart guy just didn't want to live in Mountain View.

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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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WNYC News

City's Sandy Aid Program for Homeowners 3 Months Behind Schedule

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Nine months after Sandy, thousands of homeowners in New York City are growing frustrated as they wait for government funds to make long-term repairs to their properties.

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WNYC News

New York, the Vertical City, Kept Rising Under Bloomberg

Monday, July 08, 2013

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How the city went from terrorist victim to the over-successful city in 12 short years.

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New Tech City

New York City Gets .NYC Domain Name

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Web addresses ending in .nyc will be available for New Yorkers and New York-based businesses once the proposal is approved later this year, Mayor Bloomberg and City Council speaker Christine Quinn announced Tuesday.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

On the Waterfront

Friday, June 28, 2013

Justin Davidson, New York magazine’s architecture and classical music critic, discusses the New York City waterfront and Mayor Bloomberg’s resiliency plan. He The looks at the history of the city’s relationship to the waterfront, and argues that we should double down on developing it rather than retreat. Davidson's article "Liquid City" is in the July 1 issue of New York.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg's Climate Plan Includes Elderly Database

Monday, June 17, 2013

The climate resiliency plan Mayor Michael Bloomberg released last week includes a database to keep track of frail and elderly who are living on their own in order to assist them if needed.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Preparing New York for the Next Storm

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg has announced his plans to prepare New York City infrastructure and operations for future storms. Seth Pinsky, president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, discusses the $20 billion proposal.

→ Resources: Full Proposal | Bloomberg Presentation (PDF) | WNYC News Rundown | NYTimes Report

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WNYC News

Cooper Union Student Protests Spill into Graduation Ceremony

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Cooper Union's graduating class used Wednesday's ceremony to display their disapproval for the school's plan to begin charging tuition in 2014, for the first time in its history. Many students, including the student speaker, refused to shake hands with President Jamshed Bharucha when receiving their diplomas on stage.

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WNYC News

Tax Report Shows Bloomberg Acquired Properties, Collected Royalties Last Year

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Mayor Bloomberg owns 13 properties including two new lots he bought in Southampton last year. That's among the details gleaned from a specially prepared version of his 2012 personal tax forms.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg Finalizes Plan to Buy Out Sandy-Damged Homes

Friday, March 22, 2013

The Bloomberg administration has finalized plans for the first tranche of federal Sandy aid, including a program that would let the city buy damaged properties from willing homeowners and resell them to others for more development.

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Money Talking

Money Talking: Assessing Mayor Bloomberg's Impact on the Economy

Friday, March 15, 2013

Over his 11 years as mayor of New York City, Michael Bloomberg has pushed for economic development, immigration reform, public health initiatives and gun control, among other issues. 

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WNYC News

Slapped by Judge Over NYC Proposal, Bloomberg Influences Municipal Policy Nationwide

Thursday, March 14, 2013

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Most mayors get to persuade by the power of their ideas — and whether they work. Bloomberg gets to do that, as well, but his soaring fortune and willingness to lavishly dollop it across cash-strapped cities nationwide magnifies his ability to mobilize municipal governments.

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WNYC News

Bloomberg to Offer Own Sandy Buy-Out Plan, with a Twist

Monday, March 04, 2013

Weeks after Gov. Cuomo proposed buying out homeowners in flood-prone areas, the Bloomberg administration is indicating that it will offer a similar program. But the mayor’s program could turn over acquired properties to someone else to be developed again.

Unlike Previous Disasters, Few Tax Breaks After Sandy

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