Showing posts with label President Bloomberg. Show all posts
Showing posts with label President Bloomberg. Show all posts

Tuesday, March 5, 2019


Just noting this...

AND this...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Diversions: The return @ElBloombito

News of a possible Mike Bloomberg presidential campaign has prompted the return of the parody Twitter account @ElBloombito ...

Inwood resident Rachel Figueroa is behind the account that pokes fun of the former mayor's uninspired attempts to speak Spanish ... @ElBloombito launched during Hurricane Irene in 2011.

Re/code published an interview with Figueroa on Tuesday. You can read that here.

Anyway, this may be my favorite from the barrage of recent tweets...

Saturday, January 23, 2016

In non-blizzard-related news, Mike Bloomberg might run for president (of the United States)

The New York Times has the story:

Mr. Bloomberg, 73, has already taken concrete steps toward a possible campaign, and has indicated to friends and allies that he would be willing to spend at least $1 billion of his fortune on it, according to people briefed on his deliberations who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss his plans. He has set a deadline for making a final decision in early March, the latest point at which advisers believe Mr. Bloomberg could enter the race and still qualify to appear as an independent candidate on the ballot in all 50 states.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


UFA President Steve Cassidy responding to Mayor Bloomberg's aim to cut staff at 60 of the city's busiest engine companies from five to four firefighters per truck to save $30 million a year in overtime.

"He also said we should line up for hot chocolate in Central Park after the blizzard on Dec. 27 when he flew back from Bermuda. This is somebody who is a little out of touch with New Yorkers."

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

This headline is temporarily out of order

From the Post:

Only 26 percent of New York City voters want Mayor Michael Bloomberg to run for president in 2012, according to a poll released Wednesday. The Marist College poll found that nearly two-thirds of people in the Big Apple -- 64 percent -- want him to stay on the sidelines.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

What has been lost during Bloomy's reign (so far...)

Our friend Nathan Kensinger has an in-depth photo essay on how Bloomyberg's tenure has changed the skyline of NYC... here's an excerpt...:

With the loss of small businesses, the commercial landscape of New York re-oriented towards chain stores - with cookie-cutter exteriors - that could afford to pay exorbitant rents. By mid-decade, New York's commercial streetscape had become dominated by redundancy. A multitude of sterile bank branches opened, while chains like Duane Reade and Starbucks placed multiple store locations within a few blocks of each other, to monopolize neighborhoods. For the first time, big-box-stores were allowed to enter the city, like Home Depot in 2004 and Ikea in 2008, further endangering small businesses.

Read the whole thing here.

[Photo by Nathan Kensinger]

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Via The Washington Post:

The closeness of his victory is sure to raise speculation about the impact of the term-limits change and how much that served to trump Bloomberg's accomplishments in office. That subject had already dominated conversation at polling places around the city Tuesday.

"The main thing is to get Bloomberg out," said Véronique Doumbé, 52, a filmmaker from West Africa, speaking at an East Village polling place. "I'm coming from a country where the president never wants to leave. Term limits are essential for a democracy."

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Election Day special

This mural was created during Art Around the Park in September. This past weekend, it appeared on the gate of a community garden on Eighth Street.

For further reading:
Just Say No (Jeremiah's Vanishing NY)

Saturday, October 24, 2009


"Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has spent $85 million of his own money on his latest re-election campaign, more than anyone in U.S. history." (The New York Times)

Monday, October 5, 2009

A vote against Mr. $115 ticket

Just a little anti-Bloomy (Mr. $115 Ticket!) graffitti on Cooper Square near Fourth Street.

Friday, August 7, 2009

Posts that I never got around to posting: "Little pig, little pig, let me come in!"

Got my first glimpse (like a month ago now!) of the Public Art Fund's latest exhibition at City Hall Park. It's by British artist Richard Woods. Went up at the end of June. And it gives me that "Three Little Pigs" vibe for some reason.

For further reading:
New City Hall Santaland-looking guardhouses: Cute or crazy? (Daily News)

Thursday, July 23, 2009


"Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has pushed an ambitious green agenda and cast himself as a national environmental leader, routinely runs afoul of his own anti-pollution policy by letting his official SUVs idle, sometimes for more than an hour." (AP)

Friday, June 19, 2009

Dumping Bloomberg

Last week, Bloomsy graced the cover of El Especialito...earlier this week, someone dumped the issues on the sidewalk on Avenue B near Fifth Street.

Thursday, March 19, 2009


Engineers have discovered dangerous cracks in 200-year-old wooden beams right above Mayor Bloomberg's desk in City Hall, leading to an emergency $5.5 million contract to stop the roof from falling in. (New York Post)