A Tale of Two Skirts
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today compared the groundswell of support for change that propelled Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to victory, to the fashion industry changing hemlines on clothing.
Musing during his weekly radio sit-down with WOR’s John Gambling, the mayor rejected the idea that Mr. de Blasio’s election was a rebuke of his 12 years in City Hall.
straight talk express
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is adding more secret sauce to his recipe for success.
Mr. Bloomberg this morning credited his bluntness and willingness to speak his mind for making him one of the richest men in the world.
John Gambling, the WOR radio host famous in New York’s political world for co-hosting a weekly show with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is leaving his post just a handful of days before Mr. Bloomberg leaves office at end of the year.
Mr. Gambling, 63, made the announcement early this morning on the air.
Full Court Press
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly have a message to critics of stop-and-frisk: We told you so.
Two days before Halloween, Joe Lhota thinks his Democratic rival in the mayor’s race has too many spooky ideas.
“We’ve gotta talk about his vision for the future versus my vision for the future. You know why he doesn’t talk about his vision for the future? It reminds everybody of Halloween. His vision will scare people, overall, and where he wants to take this city,” Mr. Lhota told WOR’s John Gambling this morning.
A year after Hurricane Sandy ravaged parts of the city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is certain his administration did just about everything right during the recovery.
On the topic of those struggling to find affordable housing in his city, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is quick to find the silver lining.
“Somebody said that there’s not enough housing. That’s a good sign,” he argued during his weekly Friday morning radio sit-down with WOR’s John Gambling.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg revealed this morning that he will not weigh in on the mayor’s race–despite having recently called one of the likely contender’s campaign’s “racist.”
“I decided I am not going to make an endorsement in the race,” said Mr. Bloomberg during a truncated appearance on WOR’s John Gambling show, which marked his first interview since the mayoral primary Tuesday night.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg chided Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid this morning after the lawmaker acknowledged Senate Democrats have abandoned their efforts to pass new legislation expanding background checks for gun purchases this year.
Mr. Reid reportedly told a pro-gun-control group this week that the legislation, which was proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, would be placed on the back-burner as Congress shifts its focus to budget battles.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg again refused to weigh in on the latest Weinergate developments, but said this morning the scandal-scarred campaigns of Anthony Weiner and Eliot Spitzer have provided an unfortunate distraction as voters weigh their choices.
“I don’t think there’s any question that the press is focusing on their backgrounds and, you know, their two events, or two actions, or standards of behavior, one from Spitzer when he was governor and one from Weiner when he was congressman,” said the mayor, speaking during his weekly radio sit-down with WOR’s John Gambling.