For the first time ever, when the 51-member New York City Council convenes in January, a majority of its members will be either black, Latino or Asian. But despite growing clout, the Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus hasn’t been able to get Michael Bloomberg’s attention at any point since his first term.
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Last night, Michael Bloomberg hosted former mayor
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Shaquille O’Neil appeared together at P.S. 189 in Manhattan this morning to talk about improving nutrition for students.
As the big man and the little man stood side-by-side for a photo op, the mayor’s spokesman, Stu Loeser, noticed the smirking reporters and jokingly told them to “shut up, shut up, shut Read More
Twenty-three percent of New York City residents live in poverty, according to a new formula unveiled by Michael Bloomberg yesterday, which he says is more accurate than the one used by the federal government, which puts the poverty number for the city at 18.9 percent.
Bloomberg’s new formula is based on recommendations made in 1995 Read More
New York City is about to get a new “homeless czar.”
The Bloomberg administration has just announced that it has tapped Robert Hess, Deputy Managing director of Philly’s Department of Adult Services, to replace Linda Gibbs as commissioner of New York City’s Department of Homeless Services. Ms. Gibbs was recently promoted to the post Read More
Mayor Michael Bloomberg resoundingly swept to re-election by accentuating the positives. He spoke incessantly and triumphantly about the rise in test scores and the drop in crime during his first term. He prided himself on streamlining the city’s sprawling bureaucracies and getting a bloated municipal system shipshape.
But now the Mayor’s second term starts on Read More
Bloomberg campaign press secretary — and AIMfight champ (his score of 91,242 puts him in the top 5% of all instant messagers) — Stu Loeser is moving into Ed Skyler’s job as chief Bloomberg press aide, a well-guarded press release just announced.
Interestingly, Linda Gibbs’ press guy, James Anderson (who will not be mistaken Read More