Mike Bloomberg


Audit Says Sandy Paperwork Pushers Got Paid No Matter What

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer finds fault with the way the Bloomberg administration launched Build it Back, but credits de Blasio for improvements.


New Tech City

Knowing Your N@ighbor, Hacking Your Kids

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

It’s not always so easy to make friends with your neighbors. Can technology help? 

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Rent Subsidies to Return for the Homeless

Wednesday, April 16, 2014


Today there are 13,000 homeless families living in the shelter system — will subsidies help?

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Homeless Hope for Better Days With New Mayor

Friday, February 14, 2014

The number of homeless people in New York is higher than it’s been since the 1970s. But with the new Mayor in office, many who live in the shelters and their advocates say they see better days ahead.



Bloomberg To Advocate for Immigration Reform

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Former Mayor Mike Bloomberg is participating on Friday in his first major policy event since leaving office, urging lawmakers in Washington, D.C. to pass immigration reform.



As Police Bills Are Vetoed, Commissioner Defends Tactics

Tuesday, July 23, 2013


Mayor Mike Bloomberg vetoed a pair of City Council bills proposing more police oversight on Tuesday, including one that would expand the definition of racial profiling. The veto came the same day Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended his approach to crime fighting.


Transportation Nation

Mayor Bloomberg Says You're Not Using the Stairs Enough

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg issued an executive order Wednesday requiring all new government facilities to be designed in a way that encourages physical activity, like taking the stairs. He wants to help the rest of the city do the same with new legislation and a new academic center. It's all part of a push to spread a philosophy called Active Design. 

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It's A Free Country ®

Mayor and Unions Clash Over Teacher Layoff Plan

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

It's definitely a bargaining chip, you can see that politically...He admitted that he wants people to see this. He was asked, are you trying to scare people, and he said, I'm giving them the facts. If you see how this is going to affect the schools, you should call and tell your lawmakers to get rid of last in, first out, or LIFO. So there's defnintely a lot of political pressure building on this.

Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter on Mayor Bloomberg's teacher layoff plan, on the Brian Lehrer Show.

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A Brewery Grows in Brooklyn as Bloomberg Celebrates His Birthday

Monday, February 14, 2011


Brooklyn is about to get a whole lot hoppier.

The ever-popular Brooklyn Brewery says it will increase beer production in the borough tenfold over the next three years, thanks to an $8 million expansion of its facility in Williamsburg.


It's A Free Country ®

The Mix: Cairo, Cuts, and Coughs

Friday, February 04, 2011

There's no doubt we could devote the entirety of this week's Mix to developments in Egypt. This was an historic week, and on WNYC several guests and callers - and President Obama - echoed the importance of the moment. But...let's not get completely carried away. So we've also included some of the big news closer to home, too. Andrew Cuomo's budget presentation was a stark reminder of New York's State's fiscal crisis, and Mayor Bloomberg came out guns blazing in advance of the speech, claiming that the state's education funding formulas could lead to massive teacher layoffs. But Bloomberg also took on public employee unions this week too, painting an either/or scenario when it comes to retaining workers versus meeting pension obligations. And, finally, New York continued to add public health regulations to the books, voting to ban smoking in public parks, plazas, and other outdoor areas.

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