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03.22.13 Samer Kalaf

With the prospect of more domestic drones looming closer and closer, Mayor Bloomberg seems to know that it’s wrong and invasive, judging from this radio interview, but there’s also nothing he (or we) can really do about it. While Bloomberg, for one, doesn’t welcome our new drone overlords, his philosophy seems rather fatalistic: Like it […]

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02.26.13 Andy Cush

Scattered amid the thousands of pictures of Michael Bloomberg speaking behind a podium, the official Flickr account of the mayor’s office contains a treasure trove of strange, hilarious, and otherwise notable images. We did the hard work so you don’t have to, scanning through 10,536 photos and picking out the the greatest hits. Spider-Berg, Spider-Berg, […]

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01.25.13 Eugene Reznik

This week, Mayor Bloomberg unveiled the winner of a contest to design the future of NYC living — 300-some-odd-square-foot micro apartments, packing in more people into smaller spaces with higher ceilings and still comically high rents. (Bloomberg plans to skirt legislation that prohibits building new apartments smaller than 400 square feet by constructing the first […]

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01.24.13 Julia Dawidowicz

Good news for the 9.4% of New Yorkers who are currently jobless: The New York City Council passed a bill yesterday that will prohibit companies from discriminating against unemployed applicants. Which means, in theory, that frustrated job-seekers will no longer be trapped in the vicious, paradoxical cycle of needing to have a job in order […]

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01.08.13 Bucky Turco

Last week on his radio show, while channeling his inner Republican, Mayor Bloomberg said something really dumb and compared the United Federation of Teachers union to the NRA, because these two polar opposite groups clearly have a lot in common… to him. In lieu of his continued vilification of teachers campaign and the recent Sandy […]

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12.07.12 Irina Dvalidze

Beatscraper is the newest Eclectic Method creation and it’s dub-stepping all over the NYC skyline. Why? Why not. With video game geekage cameos from Space Invaders and the monkey from Rampage imitating King Kong on Empire State building, it also features a pop-up from Mayor Bloomberg posing an important albeit squeaky question: What do you think you’re doing with […]

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11.16.12 Bucky Turco

Earlier this year, the Bloomberg administration enacted a new rule preventing city-run shelters from taking food donations. CBS News reported that the new rule was put in place because the nutritional value couldn’t be ascertained, but according to the mayor, it was done for “all sorts of safety reasons.” However, it appears that NYC is […]

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09.27.12 Lily Streeter

After three consecutive terms in office, Mayor Bloomberg hopes to leave a lasting legacy on an island of New York City — Staten Island, to be specific. Later today, he will brag of his plans to renew the coast of the island and transform it into a retail complex complete with hotels and the largest […]

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08.31.12 Bucky Turco

There are stalactites growing in the Bryant Park subway station as if it was a geologically-rich cavern, except these formations are not something to marvel at, they’re gross. For weeks, a consistent dirt-water flow has been leaking from the ceiling near a major stairwell, leading to some truly disgusting protrusions which resemble slimy plaque-covered Italian […]

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08.13.12 Andy Cush

An insane statistic to start your week: the NYPD reported 676,142 more stop-and-frisks in 2011 than in 2002 and seized 626 fewer guns. Last year, the department conducted 685,724 stops, a 600% increase since Mayor Bloomberg took office, and it is on pace to match that record-breaking figure this year. New data released by the […]

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