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.
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.
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February 2, 2013 |
In the late 1970s when Edward I. Koch won his first term as mayor of New York, the city was in shambles, its coffers and confidence sapped by financial crises and a paralyzing blackout. It needed a fighter and found one in Koch, a well-practiced pol with the determination - and bite - of a bulldog. He steered the city out of bankruptcy and restored its swagger, a one-man cheerleading squad who personified the witty and feisty New Yorker. The three-term mayor of New York and perennial civic combatant, who rallied and riled the city in and out of office with his tenacious style and irrepressible opinions, died Friday of congestive heart failure at New York-Presbyterian/Columbia Hospital, said his friend and spokesman George Arzt.
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.
August 30, 2002 |
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg must sell at least $45 million in publicly traded stock and his interest in a hedge fund to comply with the city's conflict-of-interest laws, a panel ruled Thursday. The Conflict of Interest Board ruled that Bloomberg's stake in companies that do business with the city violated the City Charter. The mayor was ordered to sell his holdings in about 95 publicly traded stocks within 90 days. "Because Mr.