In his second and final campaign event of the evening of July 20, Michael Bloomberg visited a steaming hot volunteer headquarters in Riverdale, where he talked about his attempts to narrow the achievement gap between minority and white students.
He was troubled.
“People said you couldn’t do anything about it in the last Read More
Michael Bloomberg stood under the fluid white walls of the IAC Building on July 7 and announced another installment of his plan to diversify the city’s economy after the demise of Wall Street.
“With the industry undergoing profound changes,” he said of the city’s media sector, “it’s incumbent on us to take steps now Read More
Here’s video of an incident at a May 26 campaign event, which was noted by the New York Times, in which a television reporter learns that when Michael Bloomberg is not scheduled to take questions, he won’t take questions. Note the deft boxing-out by the mayor’s security detail and City Hall spokesman Stu Read More
A reader attending Michael Bloomberg's press conference on new environmental standards for buildings at Rockefeller Center right now emails with a colorful detail related, in a minor way, to this:
"Stu [Loeser] has two things in the pocket of his bag: the Observer and a letter from the White House."
When Read More
City Comptroller Bill Thompson, who is running for mayor, said he is not expecting to hire Hank Sheinkopf, the Democratic consultant he worked with during his successful citywide race in 2001.
On his way into the Sheraton this morning for an event hosted by the Reverend Jesse Jackson, I asked Thompson about Sheinkopf andRead More
Some members of the Kennedy family are worried that Mayor Michael Bloomberg's advocacy for Caroline Kennedy is boxing in the governor and damaging her chances of replacing Hillary Clinton in the Senate, according to one family member.
"We love the kind words the mayor has said about her but this is Governor Paterson's decision, Read More
Kevin Sheekey is making an argument for Caroline Kennedy in the Senate on the grounds that she endorsed Barack Obama, while the New York Democratic establishment "turned its back” on him.
But what about Sheekey’s boss, Michael Bloomberg, who did not endorse any candidate during the presidential primaries or during the general election? Read More
After I tried to get a comment from Kevin Sheekey about the report that he's pulling away from the effort to make Caroline Kennedy the next Senator from New York, he had mayoral spokesman Stu Loeser reach out to me.
Loeser said, “Kevin is friends with Ms. Kennedy, but he’s not doing any Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s spokesman, Stu Loeser, e-mailed reporters with a handy, if not unexpected analysis of Looking over my notes from yesterday’s hearing, my count shows that 71 people testified against the Administration’s bill, 58 testified in favor of it, and about five or so weren’t quite clear about their views on this bill. That’s 55% Read More
So, what happened with the city’s Charter Revision Commission between
The change also has a better chance of passing if it’s voted on by the 51-member City Council, rather than the public.
The official rationale at this point is that the whole idea of making an exception to term Read More