Bloomberg: Lower Manhattan Rebirth ‘Greatest Comeback In U.S. History’

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Mayor Michael Bloomberg calls the way New York recovered from the terrorist attacks nearly 10 years ago the comeback story that’s the envy of cities nationwide.

“Over the past decade, New York City has come roaring back faster and stronger than anyone thought possible,” Bloomberg said Tuesday. “And the biggest cuts in crime, the biggest growth in population and the biggest investments in commercial development have all happened right here in lower Manhattan.”

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The mayor says the revitalization of lower Manhattan will stand as our greatest monument to those we lost on 9/11 and to our unshakeable faith in a free and open Democratic society.

“With every new resident that moves downtown, with every new business and house of worship that opens its doors, with every new student that enters a classroom we honor the spirit of those we lost that day, we honor the values that define our city and we honor the constitution that sustains our great nation,” Bloomberg said.

He believes the rebirth of downtown Manhattan will be remembered as “the greatest comeback in American history.”

Last month, the Downtown Alliance said Lower Manhattan is “thriving as never before.” The group said the area is one of the fastest-growing residential neighborhoods in New York City, adding the population has more than doubled to 56,000 over the last ten years.

They also noted that while thousands of residents were displaced and hundreds of stores and restaurants closed down, “an influx of diverse new businesses” have contributed to the “neighborhood’s resurgence.”

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According to a report, about $30 billion from public and private entities was invested into Lower Manhattan, helping the area rise up from the circumstances of 10 years ago.

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  • Frank D

    This guy is such a Friggin blow hard. Now he’s blowing smoke up you know where.

    Rebirth? What drugs you on mayor midge? It was some of the most expensive real estate in NY CIty. And it still is? It was dusty for two months,. Great Real!

    The clown acts like it was Auschwitz and he PERSONALLY turned it turned it into paradise.

    Geez I thought Rudy was such a credit grabber. At least Rudy claimed credit for accomplishments of others. This guy is claimining credit for what- the Rich now living near where the Rich worked.

    What a WINDBAG!!!.

  • Big D

    Mr. Mayor–Stop blowing your own horn. All that you have done for this city can be counted on one hand. Just because you are a billionair doesn’t mean you can do what you want. You should have been out on your ASS after your last term. All you did was bribe and pay off people for another term. If you want to do something positive than cut out the trouble making parades. Every year in Brooklyn people are shot by these food stampers. Let it be clear you order the Big Commish and his commanders not to arrest this pot-smoking sugar flies. It is to bad that on the Ternth anniversay of 9/11 you are still the Mayor.

  • Bullett

    I’m glad you think so mayor. Have you ever heard of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871? Now that;s a comeback.

    • Very conservative

      I don’t see a featured comment for this story. Yours should be it. Excellent point.

  • CR

    Get a Job CR and stop mooching off your mommy.

  • Trisha

    Correction Mr Mayor the unshakeable faith in the freedom given to us by God is what brought this city and country back. Though you are a denier of Him and his people, prayer and faith in the God of our fathers is what brought our city and country through these 10 years. The first responders gave of their selves and the city and country responded to their courage and sacrifice. We prayed for them and those lost. We prayed for our country and our blessings. Your speech today is as disrespectful to them as your actions. No prayer or first responders at the memorial, WHY???? OBviously you are a bigot to religion and faith and a denier of HIM

    • Dan

      To each his own religion! Not everyone believes in GOD and it doesn’t seem very GOD like to be judging people who don’t. He doesn’t believe in GOD so he is trying not to disrespect you. You believe in GOD, so keep him to yourself!

      • NYGirl

        Why should people keep GOD to themselves? Just because you don’t like it too bad. I’m not giving up my freedoms for your freedoms. If people want a cross and prayers on 9/11 then they should have it and if your offended then don’t go there. I’m sick of all the anti-christs trying to demonize people that believe. By the way, this is EXACTLY what the Book of Revelations had predicted, that people like you would try to say there is no GOD and wrong is going to be right and right is going to be wrong. Looks like alot of that is coming true. Truly disgusting.

      • Trisha

        I’m not the one pretending to be God-like. The belief in God has nothing to do with a specific religion or church and his disrepect to believers, to the benefit of his own belief system (I am god, there is none but me) is a fact, not a judgement. If someone is offended by prayer at the memorial ceremony, they are intolerant and therefore a BIGOT



  • edy

    Yes, Mr Mayor…The biggest growth in population becuase of our generous welfare, food satmps & section 8 programs, while the recipients drive cabs for a living

    • Gina

      Edy — welfare and food stamp recipients aren’t the people living in lower Manhattan, not with the prices of condos selling for a million plus. Save your righteous indignation towards the poor for some other forum.

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