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The New York City public school system is so fucked up that the mayor elected to help fix it can’t effectively pay for it because he can’t raise enough money from private donors. The New York Times reports that the Fund for Public Schools, a nonprofit organization that Mayor Bloomberg transformed into a powerhouse fundraiser […]

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A spokesperson for former Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced yesterday that the wholesale buy up of more than 400 .nyc URLs that might relate to the billionaire mogul was probably excessive and they will be returning most of them shortly. Bloomberg found himself in an embarrassing situation when the list of domain names that his lawyers […]

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You’ve gotta hand it to former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, he knows his short-comings and he’s determined to beat you to the joke. At some point after the .nyc name became a thing that exists, the billionaire mogul began buying up as many useful — as well as embarrassing –domains related to his name as he could. According […]

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Apparently all you need for your video to go viral is to be a sign language interpreter for the mayor of NYC. That’s what happened over the weekend when Jonathan Lamberton was signing for Mayor Bill de Blasio during his press conference about the Ebola patient. Video of Lamberton’s signing soon went viral, similar to […]

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The most tragic consequence of former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s term ending is that we lost the best Spanish-speaking liaison this city has ever had. Whenever a news event occurred, Bloomberg would appear on the dais, give his briefing, and then quickly read an abbreviated portion in Spanish. It was a perfect cacophony of Boston-New York […]

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed 30 bills into law yesterday, his penultimate day in office, including the much-discussed ban on smoking electronic cigarettes in public places. To protest, one woman lit and smoked a cigarette–the old fashioned, tobacco-burning kind–inside City Hall. “This is a final image in your reign that couldn’t be more antithetical to the legacy […]

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Just over two weeks out from his last day in office and the ascendancy of a mayor-elect who has largely defined himself as the anti-Bloomberg, our mayor would like you to remember all of his accomplishments. Today, Michael Bloomberg launched progress.mikebloomberg.com, a new website devoted to promoting to touting all of the wonderful things he’s done, […]

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New York City public housing tenants are striking back against a Bloomberg administration plan that would lease city housing authority land to developers of luxury condos. City Council came out against the proposal last month, with speaker Christine Quinn arguing that it went against NYCHA’s “sole purpose” of building and maintaining affordable housing. Four hundred […]

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New York is about to adopt a law that will raise the legal age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products from 18 to 21, making NYC the strictest major city in the country about smoking. A bill staking out the new rules was passed by City Council yesterday and is expected to be signed […]

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Michael Bloomberg has spoken, and Banksy is “not [his] definition of art.” Shouldn’t be a surprise given the mayor’s previously stated opinions on graffiti, but it’s interesting that he couldn’t offer up even a modicum of goodwill for the street artist that has so fully captured the city’s attention this month. “I’ll leave it up […]

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