Michael Bloomberg’s transformation from the un-politician to icon of urban government is the subject of an April 22 panel discussion featuring the Times’ Joyce Purnick (who is writing a book about him) and Wayne Barrett of the Village Voice, among other journalists.
An email from the organizers previewing the event asks, “Are the news media revising their views on Mayor Bloomberg in this election year?”
Here are the details:
The Media and the Mayor:
Michael Bloomberg’s Transformation
Wednesday April 22, 2009, 8:30 to 10am
Theresa Lang Community & Student Center 55 West 13th Street (between 5th and 6th avenues), 2nd floor
Once he was described as an antidote to the old urban politics.