Giuliani and Bloomberg were tolerant of gays. Why do only Democrats boycott a homophobic St. Patrick's Day parade?
NYC's mayor learns the hard way that snowplows trump populism
Bill de Blasio's welcome gift was a snow storm. How he (mis)handles it could help determine the effectiveness of his mayoralty.
But he's not sorry about Brooklynizing your neighborhood
Richard Florida's theory of the creative class has been disproved. He's hoping you won't notice.
Inside the billionaire's quixotic, costly, and strangely milquetoast foray into opinion journalism
Bloomberg View spends big on fancy writers. Influence does not follow.
One side of the debate focused on K Street, while the other focused on advertising.
New York City Mayor-elect (and still Public Advocate) Bill de Blasio had a victory party Tuesday night that, like his victory party nearly two months ago at the end of the Democratic primary, fit its campaign. Back in September, de Blasio had risen from fourth to first in the polls in scarcely a month, and duly the party was held in a small, dark night club packed largely with people in on the joke.
What do you get for the man who has everything? A little more of it, apparently. Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will receive the Genesis Philanthropy Group’s inaugural Genesis Prize (so next year’s won’t be called the Exodus Prize) and the $1 million that comes with it.
"If I were a woman, I think I'd wear high heels." That's Mayor Michael Bloomberg, to the New Yorker's Rebecca Mead. The full quote: "I like women and I think that they look stunning in high heels — not that they look bad without high heels. I wouldn't criticize anybody."
Why you'll miss the age of the imperial centrist mayor
Why Liberals will miss Michael Bloomberg and the era's other imperial centrist mayors
A three-day conference on cities in a fancy hotel a block from Ground Zero that concluded Tuesday was nothing if not well-timed. “CityLab,” co-sponsored by The Atlantic, The Aspen Institute, and Bloomberg Philanthropies, promised in its title to propose and highlight “Urban Solutions to Global Challenges.” Given that the current thing we instinctively look to in order to solve Global Challenges has been shut down for eight days and counting, New York City and cities genera