Last Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly told a taxi medallion millionaire that, upon leaving office, he would, "destroy your fucking industry." Today, he claimed not to remember the episode.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today declined to comment on disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner's just-launched candidacy for mayor, though he did his successor should have "good character."
The City Planning Commission today approved a Bloomberg administration proposal to allow Madison Square Garden to operate atop Penn Station for just 15 more years. But the renewal does come with one rather sizeable loophole.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and NYPD commissioner Ray Kelly informed the media today that while overall hate crimes have fallen this year, the city has seen a "significant increase" in anti-gay hate crimes.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today announced that Jim Henson would get his own gallery at the Museum of the Moving Image, but not his personal "bluppet."
"I think that's a wonderful place for it, but it's not the only place," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg today, referring to Flushing Meadows Corona Park, which Major League Soccer has been eyeing for a new soccer arena.
Today, following substantial public criticism of the proposal, both he and Major League Soccer indicated that they were no longer 100 percent committed to the idea of a stadium in the middle of Queens' largest park.(2)
Jeff Flake, the Arizona Republican senator, said he's not phased by the three new ads attacking him that were released today by Bloomberg's gun control coalition. [Reid Pillifant]
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand says she won't make an endorsement in the Democratic mayoral primary. [Reid Pillifant]
Jim Margolis' assistance on Anthony Weiner's recent film shoot won't count as a donation. [Reid Pillifant]
Meet the new champion of marijuana legalization in New York: State Senator Liz Krueger. [Dana Rubinstein]
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn makes Antonio Reynoso a litmus test. Bill Thompson has reached out to him. Anthony Weiner has not. [Azi Paybarah]
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's gun control group is increasing the pressure on Arizona senator Jeff Flake for his vote against expanding background checks for gun purchases last month.
Mayors Against Illegal Guns released three ads today that attack Flake from slightly different angles for his vote against the Manchin-Toomey amendment.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning warned that the Board of Election's voting machine problems may mean New Yorkers won't know who their new mayor is until 2014.
A judge yesterday declared Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Taxi of Tomorrow project "void," casting yet more doubt on his ability to achieve an overhaul of the city's taxi fleet by year's end, when his term expires.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants cyclists and pedestrians to know that she's not only interested in munimeters.
Today, the speaker and mayoral frontrunner unveiled several new proposals designed to make the streets more amenable to cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this afternoon warned that the Board of Elections risked electoral disaster unless it brought back its old, non-electronic voting machines.
By the end of this year, New York City will activate a new pumping station that will reduce the amount of raw sewage overflowing into the putrid Gowanus Canal by 34 percent, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced today, at the pumping station at the head of the Gowanus Canal.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this afternoon said that Major League Soccer plans to replace the parkland it intends to use for a new soccer arena by resurrecting the old Flushing Airport in College Point, Queens.(6)