Michael Bloomberg

Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Congressional Corner with Carolyn Maloney

  The Bloomberg era is New York City is almost over.

In today’s Congressional Corner, New York representative Carolyn Maloney tells WAMC’s Alan Chartock that she supports City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for mayor.

New York News
7:43 am
Fri August 16, 2013

NYC Readies Appeal Of Ruling Against Street Stops

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New York City officials say they're about to take the first step in appealing a federal judge's ruling imposing reforms on the police department's stop-and-frisk strategy.

The city's top lawyer, Michael Cardozo, says in a statement a notice of appeal will be filed today in U.S. District Court in Manhattan.

Judge Shira Scheindlin issued the decision Monday. She said the New York Police Department was making the street stops based on race and called for an independent monitor to make sure police follow measures restricting the program.

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New York News
7:10 am
Mon July 22, 2013

NY Gov, NYC Mayor Face Off On Adirondack River

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Two of New York's top officials are making waves in the Adirondacks.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg will paddle down the Indian River in a whitewater rafting race at noon today on the second day of Cuomo's inaugural Adirondack Challenge festival in Indian Lake.

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Vox Pop
3:00 pm
Tue March 12, 2013

Vox Pop : Open Forum - Banning Sugary Beverages : 3/12/13

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One day before a ban on certain sugary beverages in certain settings in New York City was set to take effect; a state judge ruled yesterday that the policy, championed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, should not be imposed.

In his ruling, Justice Milton A. Tingling Jr. called the rules, “arbitrary and capricious,” echoing consumer and beverage industry claims that the rules, which would include restricting the size of sugary drinks to 16 ounces or less at restaurants, street carts, and entertainment venues, are confusing and unenforceable.

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WAMC News
3:57 pm
Mon March 11, 2013

NYC Big Drink Law Struck Down

  NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's groundbreaking limit on the size of sugar-laden drinks has been struck down by a judge shortly before it was set to take effect.

The restriction was supposed to start Tuesday.

Manhattan state Supreme Court Justice Milton Tingling writes that loopholes "effectively defeat the stated purpose" of the rule.

The rule prohibits selling non-diet soda and some other sugary beverages in containers bigger than 16 ounces. It applies at places ranging from pizzerias to sports stadiums, though not at supermarkets or convenience stores.

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New York News
8:48 am
Fri February 8, 2013

NYC mayor: Leave work a little early

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
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NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging people to leave work a little early.

Bloomberg also said Friday that New York City hopes to have all streets plowed at least once by midmorning Saturday.

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WAMC News
8:00 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Bloomberg, other NY mayors take on Cuomo budget

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is scheduled to lead off a lineup of local government officials statewide to weigh in on Gov. Andrew Cuomo's proposed budget.

Cuomo proposes to keep municipal aid flat, but offers some ways to help municipalities out of their fiscal crises. Monday's hearing by the Legislature is part of budget talks leading to a final state budget by April 1.

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New York News
4:14 pm
Fri July 20, 2012

Bloomberg: Obama, Romney should address gun issue

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on President Barack Obama and GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney to respond to the mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., by detailing their plans to improve gun control. WAMC'S Dave Lucas reports.

Bloomberg said in his weekly WOR Radio appearance Friday that "soothing words are nice." But he said it's time to hear the presidential candidates "stand up and tell us what they're going to do about it."

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New York News
7:59 am
Tue May 1, 2012

NYC Officials Sue Police over Response to Protests

Four New York City lawmakers are suing the city over its treatment of the Occupy Wall Street protests. WAMC’s Dave Lucas reports

The civil rights suit was filed Monday in a Manhattan federal court. It says police conduct is so problematic that the force needs an outside monitor.

The city Law Department had no immediate comment Monday. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has defended police handling of the protests.

Occupy demonstrators have gone to court before over particular episodes. The new lawsuit is a compendium of complaints.

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Commentary & Opinion
3:58 pm
Mon April 23, 2012

Blair Horner: The Next Frontier in Tobacco Control

Cigarettes cause cancer.  Each pack has a warning label that tells us that.  Tobacco smoke not only hurts the smoker, but the smoke also harms non-smokers.  That’s the reason why laws were passed banning smoking in all work places and public places. 

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