Mayor Michael Bloomberg is holding his final State of the City address in Barclays Center this afternoon.(1)
There was a lot of bro-hugging this afternoon at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, as Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that the borough would be getting its second suburban sports franchise, the New York Islanders.(3)
"What worries you?" Charlie Rose asked developer Bruce Ratner on Monday, during an interview about Barclays Center. Ratner worries about traffic. And also safety.(1)
The builders of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn will have much to celebrate at tomorrow's ribbon cutting, having made it through legal battles, financing troubles and architectural disputes to get to the opening of the giant arena.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today came out swinging in defense of his administration's ban on big servings of sugary drinks, following the Board of Health's long anticipated approval of the proposal.
"We cannot continue to have our kids come down with diabetes at age six," he said.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was in his element this morning at the Hilton on Sixth Avenue and 53rd Street, where a ballroom full of real estate executives gave him a standing ovation.
The occasion was the yearly convention of the International Council of Shopping Centers, a trade group representing the shopping mall industry. As it so happens, the ICSC is also, like the mayor, staunchly opposed to the "living wage" bill now under consideration in the City Council, and provided testimony against the legislation during a City Council hearing last month.
A genuinely evocative gloss on a gritty, edgy Brooklyn that’s not long gone yet already irretrievable, Vicente Rodriguez Ortega’s Freddy's also a casually amusing introduction to the complicated power struggles between hipsters, oldsters, bankers, and developers that define a lot of the northwestern chunk of the borough today.