Bloomberg Touts Crime-Fighting at ‘T-Minus 5’ Days

Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Mayor Bloomberg and Commissioner Kelly. (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

After touring the five boroughs to tout the city’s progress over the last 12 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is again turning his focus to crime-fighting.

Mr. Bloomberg appeared in Jamaica, Queens today to boast how, in his eyes, the city has helped former criminals and at-risk youth avoid returning to lives of crime. Continue reading “Bloomberg Touts Crime-Fighting at ‘T-Minus 5’ Days”

Mayor Bloomberg Launches Campaign-Style Legacy Tour

A screen shot from the legacy website.
A screen shot from the new Bloomberg legacy website.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is preparing for his exit with a victory lap touting his accomplishments over the past 12 years.

With only 15 days left until he leaves office, Mr. Bloomberg’s staff today announced a five-day, five-borough tour kicking off tomorrow “to highlight key Administration initiatives and success from throughout the last 12 years.” Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Launches Campaign-Style Legacy Tour”

Diaz Jr. Goes to War Against French ‘Slanders and Libels’

A (presumably sad) mime. (Photo: Jeff Mitchell/Getty)
A (presumably sad) mime. (Photo: Jeff Mitchell/Getty)

The Bronx is burning–with anger over misplaced stereotypes.

Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is fuming over recent debate among French politicians over whether Paris does, or does not, resemble the Bronx.  Continue reading “Diaz Jr. Goes to War Against French ‘Slanders and Libels’”

Bloomberg Recalls When New Yorkers ‘Couldn’t Go to Most Restaurants’

Mayor Bloomberg during an appearance on WOR. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)
Mayor Bloomberg during an appearance on WOR. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has an especially grim view of New York City when the Tavern on the Green was one of the most popular restaurants in town.

Speaking on his weekly radio show this morning, Mr. Bloomberg credited the success of Central Park’s iconic Tavern on the Green restaurant to the fact that people were too scared to go anywhere else.

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Bloomberg Slams Justice Department for NYPD Monitoring Efforts

Mayor Bloomberg. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayor'soffice)
Mayor Bloomberg. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayor’soffice)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted a plan by the federal Justice Department to install a monitor over the NYPD on Thursday, arguing it would compromise the city’s crime fighting and put lives at risk.

“We think that a monitor would be even more disruptive than an IG,” the mayor said during an unrelated press conference in Long Island City, Queens, referring to a plan by the City Council to create an Inspector General over the department.

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Bloomberg: ‘New York City Has Zero Tolerance for Intolerance’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly discussing the recent hate crimes. (Photo: nyc.gov)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly discussing the recent hate crimes. (Photo: nyc.gov)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke out Tuesday following a wave of alleged anti-gay hate crimes that have stirred outrage in neighborhoods across the city.

“New York City has zero tolerance for intolerance,” he told reporters at a press conference with Police Commissioner Ray Kelly at police headquarters.

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