Occcupy Wall Street
Oh, what a vicious circle this is: Occupy Wall Street comes to picket the banker fat cats in New York, the NYPD forces streets to close and erect metal barricades near the entrances of certain streets and subways to prevent random marches of the protesters, leading to even more unemployment in the area as the local Milk Street Cafe is forced to lay off a quarter of its workstaff because the police structures prevent people from entering the establishment. Consider this a case of a snake not eating its own tail, but firing it.
Good details, and questions, about Michael Bloomberg’s newest campaign committee, from David Seifman:
“While not obligated to file, we chose to do so in order to disclose the expenditures,” said Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson. The filing won’t be made public until July 15.
Geraldine Ferraro: “All of us thought new thoughts and imagined new possibilities because of Gerry,” said Hillary Clinton. [Robin Pogrebin]
Bloomberg’s Approval Rating: New ads haven’t helped; 40 percent say his performance is excellent or good. [NY1]
Bloomberg’s Approval Rating: “Falling fast.” [Erin Einhorn]
Carl Kruger: Former Jamaica Hospital executive David Read More
John Liu: In a chefs outfit, dishing out food [Youtube]
Inner Circle: Real Bloomberg Read More
Mayor Bloomberg is paying to run new, campaign-style television ads defending his budget, taking a page from the group of business leaders who have spent over a million dollars defending Governor Cuomo’s agenda in Albany. [Update: Video embeded below]
Bloomberg appears in the ad himself, which he is paying for, personally, but does not Read More
Responding to the New York magazine story, this memo gets released, from senior adviser Howard Wolfson:
To: Interested Parties
From: Howard Wolfson
Subject: Bike Lanes
Date: March 21, 2011
In light of this week’s New York magazine article about bike lanes I thought you might find the below useful.
· The majority of New Read More
One day after Howard Wolfson arrived at City Hall, the administration announced Kevin Sheekey is leaving.
To spend more time at Bloomberg L.P.
Here’s the announcement:
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg today announced that Kevin Sheekey, who served as Deputy Mayor for Government Affairs during his second term, will leave City government Read More
A few hours after it became public that Michael Bloomberg hired Howard Wolfson to work in City Hall, the mayor uttered something we’ve heard before.
“I have no plans to run for president of the United States, in 2012, or 2016, or 20-anything,” Bloomberg said.
The denial about not wanting to run for president Read More
That’s how much Michael Bloomberg spent on his campaign, according to his latest campaign campaign filing report, released this afternoon.
That figure includes $6.2 million spent in this latest filing, which covered from November 27, 2009, to January 11, 2010, and includes the six-figure bonuses given to key staffers.
Patti Harrison, Bradley Tusk and Howard Read More
Michael Bloomberg released his campaign finance numbers this past Friday, at which they disappeared into a post-Thanksgiving news black hole.
But the campaign did make Howard Wolfson available to explain the Bloomberg’s spending.
The campaign had always argued that their biggest asset was Bloomberg’s successful record, and that his enormous warchest wouldn’t be effective Read More