Bloomberg Dismisses Silver, Higher Office

Michael Bloomberg just said there is no evidence certain neighborhoods would be turned into “parking lots” under his congestion pricing plan — as Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver suggested they might.

“There is no evidence that that happened anywhere else and there is no evidence that will happen here,” Bloomberg said on Fred Dicker's radio show this morning.

Before ending the interview, Dicker asked about Bloomberg’s political future, which the mayor seemed determined to talk down.

“Are you thinking of running to running for president next year?”
“No.”

“Giving any thought to running for governor?”
“Definitely not.”

“Might you at some point consider both?”
“Neither.”