Welcoming the 193 volunteers was "another major step forward in our efforts to answer President Obama’s call for a 'new era of service,'" Bloomberg said at the event.
It's important everyone agrees on what's heard and what's not because sometimes, the difference is significant.
Hanging out among the reporters here is Deputy Mayor Patti Harris.
When Michael Bloomberg welcomed 193 volunteers from a federally funded program recently at City Hall, it was yet another example of how he and his staff pull off large, well-managed public events. But it’s not as easy as it looks.
Here are some of the little-noticed ingredients of a successful Bloomberg media spectacle.