October 12, 2002 |
The great Sopranos War escalated Friday when Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg said he would skip the city's Columbus Day Parade next week after organizers blocked him from marching with two members of the HBO hit show. Bloomberg had invited Lorraine Bracco and Dominic Chianese to join him in the annual parade Monday up Fifth Avenue, but parade organizers objected, saying the show about New Jersey mobsters demeans law-abiding Italian Americans.
November 9, 2005 |
Republican Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg won a second term in a blowout Tuesday, easily defeating former Bronx Borough President Fernando Ferrer by drawing a wide majority of Democrats away from his opponent in this strongly left-leaning city. Bloomberg, the billionaire former executive who was elected four years ago as fires still smoldered at the World Trade Center, said he would be thrilled if he won "by one vote or more."
January 24, 2004 |
The widow of Dr. Robert Atkins went on national television Friday to demand that Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg apologize for calling the late diet guru "fat." Veronica Atkins told ABC's "Good Morning America" she was "sick and tired" of her husband "being always maligned and his life's work being trivialized." The mayor apparently thought he was off-camera when he made the comment while eating pasta at a firehouse earlier this week.
February 3, 2009 |
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg got more than a forecast of winter's end on Groundhog Day. When Staten Island groundhog Charles G. Hogg stepped out of his hut-like cage in pursuit of his shadow Monday, he appeared to become so frustrated with Bloomberg's teasing him with corn on the cob that he bit the mayor's hand. At a City Hall news conference later, the mayor quipped that "security concerns" forced him to place "a limit to what I can say." The groundhog attacked him about 7:20 a.m.
August 18, 2003 |
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg -- wearing a pink shirt, tan pants, an honorary sash and a big smile -- marched down Madison Avenue on Sunday in the city's Indian Independence Day parade. He had a lot to smile about. New York had returned to normal, and his visible and calm leadership during the crippling blackout won praise from politicians, pundits and pollsters. "Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg, in his presence and message, provided reassurance in a crisis, which does him nothing but good," said Lee M.
June 27, 2004 |
Declaring his intention to make chronic homelessness "effectively extinct" in New York over the next five years, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced plans to shift the city's focus from crisis management to finding long-term solutions. The ambitious blueprint outlined last week called for reducing by two-thirds the city's homeless population. The city's shelters are used by 38,000 people each night.
February 28, 2008 |
After two years of playing coy about his presidential ambitions, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg declared in a newspaper opinion piece Wednesday that he would not run for president as an independent and said he might support the candidate who "takes an independent, nonpartisan approach."
June 7, 2002 |
In a major political victory, New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg reached an agreement with state legislators Thursday that gives him virtually complete control over the nation's largest public school system. Bloomberg, a Republican who had made education reform the priority of his first six months in office, announced that he and state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had reached an "understanding" that must be approved by the Legislature and New York Gov. George Pataki before taking effect.
February 22, 2002 |
It's the City Hall version of "Where's Waldo?" After Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg disappeared from public view over the Presidents' Day weekend without announcing his whereabouts, reporters used to keeping close tabs on New York's chief executive fidgeted. The tabloid New York Post even ran a picture of Bloomberg on a milk carton with his description and the headline "Have You Seen Me?"
December 30, 2007 |
New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a potential independent candidate for president, has scheduled a meeting next week with a dozen leading Democrats and Republicans, who will join him in challenging the major-party contenders to spell out their plans for forming a "government of national unity" to end gridlock in Washington. Others who will be at the Jan.