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01.08.10 Will Sherman

Mayor Bloomberg celebrated his third inauguration last week with an all-city excursion that including a bit of Bronx bombing. After taking part in volunteer projects around the city, Bloomberg joined up with the mostly legal graffiti painting Tats Cru at The Point CDC to put his name up. Armed with a paint brush, the mayor […]

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10.08.09 Will Sherman

Before Mayor Bloomberg hits the streets, sanitation crews are dispatched to pick up garbage, remove graffiti and generally put an extra shine on the area. NY1 reports that “employees on the city payroll seem to be acting as the mayor’s personal clean-up crew,” giving the neighborhoods a polish that Common Cause likens to Beijing’s massive […]

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10.02.09 Bucky Turco

Slimy Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, a Democrat, did the unthinkable and endorsed Mayor Bloomberg’s run for a referendum-ignoring third term. |Gothamist| […]

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09.03.09 Will Sherman

New York City has some of the toughest gun laws in the country and Mayor Bloomberg wants to make them tougher with a new law that would criminalize carrying a firearm while drunk. Campaigning outside the Police Museum, he said, “Carrying while intoxicated is just as dangerous as driving while intoxicated, and it should be […]

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08.26.09 Will Sherman

Thanks to an extraordinarily well-funded reelection campaign, 3 out of 4 New Yorkers have watched Mayor Bloomberg’s TV ads. But spending $37 million to spread his message to the masses is no guarantee they’ll like it: half of respondents to today’s Q poll found Bloomberg’s ads “annoying.” |NYDN| […]

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08.25.09 Will Sherman

Although Mayor Bloomberg continues lamenting the city’s strict open container laws, don’t expect to crack a beer in public anytime soon, at least legally. Also don’t expect overzealous cops to stop ticketing people for drinking on their stoops. According to Mayor, until the city can afford more police talent “it’s easy to second guess [them].” […]

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08.12.09 Bucky Turco

As you may have heard, Mayor Mike Bloomberg has a Twitter now. The man who overturned the will of the people and desperately wants to rule New York City for a third term has embraced the micro blogging service and potential re-election tool. He was even given a personal demonstration by its founder at Gracie […]

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08.03.09 Will Sherman

A new anti-Bloomberg tabloid debuted last week. “Fed Up New Yorkers” is dedicated to challenging the mayor’s third term campaign and promises to publish regularly through November, though not with anywhere near the same reach as Bloomberg’s own media. |R8NY| […]

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07.31.09 Will Sherman

Mayor Bloomberg hasn’t even won his third term but he’s still leaving the door open for more. Asked whether he would rule out a fourth run, Bloomberg said the law doesn’t allow it. A reporter pointed out that the law didn’t always allow three terms, to which he responded: “But it does now. It permits […]

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06.29.09 Will Sherman

Frustrated by the State Senate deadlock, which could cost him control of city schools if they don’t vote to extend it by Wednesday morning, Mayor Bloomberg jokingly suggested a solution: making legislator’s home phone numbers and addresses public so that angry New Yorkers could more directly voice their concern. “We’ll give you the numbers of […]

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