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Mayor Mike's "Farewell Tour:" Words We've Waited Twelve Long Years to Hear

Mayor Mike’s “Farewell Tour:” Words We’ve Waited Twelve Long Years to Hear

December 24, 2013

It really is time for Mayor Michael Bloomberg to go. I thought so back in October 2008 before he engineered and bought his third term, and way before that (from Day 2 perhaps?). But now it’s actually a reality! He’s going! Is it 7 more days? Bloomberg reportedly has a clock in his office counting down [...]

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The Bloomberg Era Finally Coming to A Close

The Bloomberg Era Finally Coming to A Close

November 4, 2013

Updated — During the carefully orchestrated effort by Mike Bloomberg to overturn voted-in term limits, I followed every aspect of that issue. I went to City Hall to testify, I was there for the vote. Bill de Blasio stood up for what was right, stating that the outcome of that vote by the actions of 29 [...]

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Michael Bloomberg Says He's No Dictator, Talks Nanny State, Considers Bloomberg (Formerly Central) Park, And On the Shutting Down of Occupy Wall Street in the Middle of the Night

Michael Bloomberg Says He’s No Dictator, Talks Nanny State, Considers Bloomberg (Formerly Central) Park, And On the Shutting Down of Occupy Wall Street in the Middle of the Night

September 9, 2013

Mayor Michael “I Never, Ever Look Back” Bloomberg was interviewed during three separate conversations with New York Magazine writer Chris Smith and the result is New York Magazine In Conversation with Michael Bloomberg out now. It’s gotten a lot of attention for the billionaire Mayor’s statement that Democratic front runner Bill de Blasio is running [...]

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Former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe Returns, Expresses Displeasure at Movement to "Curtail" Public-Private Partnerships (His Legacy?) in the Media

Former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe Returns, Expresses Displeasure at Movement to “Curtail” Public-Private Partnerships (His Legacy?) in the Media

August 16, 2013

Recently, in a rather long interview with the New York Observer, former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe said that during his ten year tenure overseeing our city’s public spaces and recreation areas, Mayor Michael Bloomberg never told him to seek out “public-private partnerships” to help fund maintenance and activities at New York City parks. He told [...]

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"I Do Not Consent" to Gas Experiments on #NYC Subways

“I Do Not Consent” to Gas Experiments on #NYC Subways

July 10, 2013

I DO NOT CONSENT To: Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New York City Police Department (NYPD), the Metropolitan Transit Authority(MTA), U.S. Department of Energy(DOE), U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo, and all elected city, state and federal officials of New York: I do not consent [...]

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My second Huffington Post piece: "Privatization of the Commons in Mayor Bloomberg's NY -- Part II: Who has Control?"

My second Huffington Post piece: “Privatization of the Commons in Mayor Bloomberg’s NY — Part II: Who has Control?”

April 28, 2013

My second Huffington Post piece, Privatization of the Commons in Mayor Bloomberg’s New York — Part II: Who has Control?: Greg Miller is Executive Director and Founder of Dance Parade, a not-for-profit cultural organization which organizes an annual event in New York City. Seven years ago, he held his first event in Washington Square Park. [...]

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New York's Growing Up NYC: Matthew Broderick Remembers "Playing in Washington Square Park, all day basically"; Was Georgina Bloomberg's Entry Curtailed...?

New York’s Growing Up NYC: Matthew Broderick Remembers “Playing in Washington Square Park, all day basically”; Was Georgina Bloomberg’s Entry Curtailed…?

April 3, 2013

This week’s New York Magazine features celebrity remembrances of  Growing Up New York. It’s a mixed assortment, some obviously more interesting than others but two entries I found notable. First, actor Matthew Broderick’s memories in relation to Washington Square(he still lives in the Village with wife Sarah Jessica Parker and their children): I remember playing in [...]

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Worth Reading: Juan Gonzalez, Daily News: Bloomberg secretly funneled $9 million in city property taxes to Hudson Yards project

Worth Reading: Juan Gonzalez, Daily News: Bloomberg secretly funneled $9 million in city property taxes to Hudson Yards project

March 7, 2013

After reading this (well, frankly, I’ve wondered this before), it’s impossible not to question what else goes on with the Bloomberg Admin that we just never hear about… From the New York Daily News: The Bloomberg administration secretly funneled more than $9 million in city property taxes to the Hudson Yards project on Manhattan’s far [...]

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Jackson Square Park, Then & Now (Privatization)

Jackson Square Park, Then & Now (Privatization)

January 23, 2013

Jackson Square Park, in the West Village off 8th Avenue, used to be a really quiet, sleepy park that not too many people went into and mostly homeless or people down on their luck, so to speak, utilized. I wasn’t a ‘park goer’ at the time I lived near by but the park has been refashioned [...]

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Film "My Brooklyn" Addresses NYC Gentrification and Brooklyn Museum Hosts Discussion on the Topic - Both This Week

Film “My Brooklyn” Addresses NYC Gentrification and Brooklyn Museum Hosts Discussion on the Topic – Both This Week

January 7, 2013

I’d heard about the recently released film, “My Brooklyn,” a tale of gentrification amid (as a result of) the Bloomberg era but sometimes hearing these tales, there are all too many, can get to be a bit much. At Washington Square Park, the Bloomberg Administration pretty much steam rolled their agenda for the park over [...]

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