A vet who apparently couldn't wait to see Mayor Michael Bloomberg end his 12-year tenure vulgarly saluted hizzoner right before the Veterans Day parade Monday.
The unidentified man interrupted Bloomberg as he addressed the marchers at Madison Square Park and let out several curse words, much to the shock of the crowd around him. As officers escorted the man out of the park, Bloomberg shrugged... » more
The mayor announced a new initiative Monday that will help the city's veterans start their own businesses.
Under the Veterans Entrepreneurship Program, former soldiers will mentor newer veterans on ways to utilize the skills they learned while on duty to strengthen their small businesses.
"We can never repay our veterans the debt we owe them, but we can do everything possible to... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is no Mary Poppins, according to his daughter.
Georgina Bloomberg, hizzoner's 30-year-old daughter who is expecting her first child on Christmas Day, told Glamour.com that her dad "isn't particularly good with children" but he'll still be in her child's life.
"I know we'll find ways to spend time with my baby," she told Glamour. "I'm not... » more
Lawyers for Mayor Michael Bloomberg will ask an appeals court to immediately overturn a ruling deeply critical of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy.
The city appears to be trying to speed up the process before Jan. 1, when Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio takes office. Aides to de Blasio say he will drop the city’s appeal. In August, U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled it unconstitutional.... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he is optimistic about Bill de Blasio's future at City Hall, because his successor is inheriting a solid foundation to build on.
The mayor discussed his thoughts on de Blasio's victory Wednesday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," saying he doesn't believe critics who think the city will be less safe under the Democrat's watch.
Bloomberg said... » more
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced a diverse and seasoned team to lead his transition Wednesday morning, after a "cordial" meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom he said offered "helpful advice" in building a new city government.
"We had an extraordinary night, but today is now the first day of a six-to-eight-week sprint to prepare our new administration,"... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg cast his ballot Tuesday but remained mute on whom he was voting for -- as he's done throughout the election cycle.
The mayor, a resident of the Upper East Side, emerged from his 81st Street polling site around 7:50 a.m. and briefly took questions from the press.
He offered a full-throated endorsement of the voting process, but declined to reveal any specific information... » more
Staten Island's next big attraction is one step closer to reality.
The City Council approved the plan Wednesday to create the world's largest Ferris wheel in the borough by a 45 to 0 vote.
The 625-foot wheel is part of a larger redevelopment package for the St. George Waterfront redevelopment proposal that will create a new hot spot that includes a shopping center, restaurants and an... » more
College-aged smokers looking to legally light up will have to stock up fast.
The City Council passed a bill Wednesday that raises the age to buy cigarettes from 18 to 21 by a 35 to 10vote.
The city's health department, along with thethe mayor, have been working to curb teen smoking for years and said raising the minimum age could reduce smoking between 18 and 20-year-olds by 55%.
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Both President Barack Obama and Mayor Michael Bloomberg saw their influence drop, accrording to Forbes Magazine's annual "World's Most Powerful" list.
Obama fell from the top spot, behind Russian President Vladimir Putin, while Bloomberg dropped from 16th to 29th.
Some of prominent political and business leaders Bloomberg trailed included Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh... » more