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Bloomberg, Climate Guru

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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The former New York City mayor told world leaders at the U.N. Climate Summit that cities can agree on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, even if nations cannot. 

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Annual 9/11 Ceremony Carries on with Subtle Differences

Thursday, September 11, 2014

It's the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks and many are making their annual journey to Ground Zero — but this year's commemoration is a little different.

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New Affordable Housing Goal Waits While Old One Finishes Up

Monday, June 30, 2014

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Mayor Bill de Blasio may be focused on his goal to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade.

But staff at the office of Housing Preservation and Development has been working feverishly to meet the former mayor's affordable housing promises. 

Mayor Mike Bloomberg's New ...

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Flood-Resistant Neighborhood Would Be 80 Years in the Making

Thursday, May 22, 2014

A new neighborhood built on landfill in the East River would withstand a "100-year flood." But is that enough?

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HUD Chief Faults NYC for Sandy Aid Delays

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Secretary Donovan says problems with Build it Back have to do with the way the city designed the program, not regulations.

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Zero Homes Repaired. 19,920 to Go

Friday, February 28, 2014

More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City, not a single home here has been rebuilt or repaired with housing aid provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Sandy federal aid bill.

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Obama Builds on Bloomberg's Young Men's Initiative

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

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President Obama plans to draw from one of Mayor Bloomberg's signature initiatives to ensure young men of color have access to more economic opportunity.

The former mayor will be at the White House Thursday when Obama makes the official announcement.

The new national program is based on Bloomberg's Young Men's ...

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When it Comes to Big Giving, New York Trails California

Monday, February 10, 2014

A new list of the country's top philanthropists highlighted 12 New York donors who gave away nearly $1.6 billion last year. That places the state second to California, where 15 philanthropists gave a combined $2.8 billion.

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NYPR Archives & Preservation

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

Thursday, January 02, 2014

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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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The Brian Lehrer Show

Three Questions About Bloomberg (Rebroadcast)

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

Before Bill de Blasio is inaugurated, we re-air our special program on the Bloomberg legacy. For more information about the broadcast, and the comments page, click here.

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Why the Boss Isn’t on Bloomberg News’ List of Billionaires

Wednesday, January 01, 2014

After a dozen years as mayor, Michael Bloomberg is again a private citizen, and one of the city's richest. But you won't find his name on his company's own index of the wealthiest individuals.

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Exit Interview: NYCHA Chairman John Rhea

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has had a seemingly insurmountable task for the past four years — providing safe and affordable housing for more than 630,000 people living in the largest public housing system in the U.S.

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Exit Interview: Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky

Monday, December 23, 2013

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David Yassky, who for nearly four years led New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission, sat down with WNYC's Amy Eddings for an exit interview.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Are We Better Off After Bloomberg?

Thursday, December 12, 2013

As Bill de Blasio prepares to take the oath of office, we've got three questions for the experts (and you) about the Bloomberg legacy:Did Bloomberg make us healthier? Did he leave you behind? And did he secure our future?

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: Handlers

Saturday, December 07, 2013

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A busy week for two Mayors and two Governors. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio — all four had their reasons for running from the media and embracing us, for ducking questions and for answering them wholeheartedly. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.

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This Week In Politics: Entering Stage Right, and Left

Saturday, November 23, 2013

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New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie took a big step on the national stage this week, rising to head the National Governors Association. Meanwhile, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio talked transition under a big tent, and outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg shored up his legacy with a balanced budget announcement. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon break it down in This Week In Politics.

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Bloomberg Says Union Head Ordered Rikers Island Slowdown

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the head of the correction officers union of ordering a slowdown earlier this week that prevented many inmates from reaching their court dates.

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Carnegie Mellon to Come to Brooklyn Navy Yard

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

New York City has chosen Pittsburgh's Carnegie Mellon University to bring more tech training to the city under the Applied Sciences NYC competition. 

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Building Under Bloomberg, and De Blasio

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Call it the countdown for Bloomberg's building era. The City Council has blocked Mayor Bloomberg's plan for Midtown East rezoning, and that is not the only major development the mayor has backed that he won't be in office to see through. Daniel Geiger, a reporter with Crain's New York Business, said the failure of that project must be a major disappointment. But failed projects are more the exception than the rule for the Bloomberg Administration. Now the question turns to what developments mayor-elect Bill de Blasio might put his stamp on, like affordable housing.

"People are really interested to see A, what he will do to incentivize this construction, and B, where is he going to build it," Geiger said.

To hear the full conversation with Geiger, click on the audio player.

 

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Judge: "City Does Not Have an Adequate Plan" for Evacuating Vulnerable During Disasters

Thursday, November 07, 2013

A federal judge has ruled that New York City is not adequately prepared to evacuate disabled residents during emergencies, a problem that came to the forefront during Sandy and Irene.

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