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Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Advocacy Group: Bloomberg Should Not Be Proud Of Record On Homelessness

An advocacy group for the homeless has disputed Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s defense of his policies on homelessness as he kicked off his farewell tour on Tuesday.

12/17/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Opens Ice Rink At Prospect Park (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg Kicks Off Legacy Tour In Brooklyn

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12 years in office is down to its final two weeks.

12/17/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Spencer Platt/Getty Images News)

Bloomberg Legacy: Mayor Mike Went Where Many Didn’t Have Guts To Go

The Michael Bloomberg era in New York City ends in just two weeks.

He leaves with friends, enemies and a long list of accomplishments, which, in true Mayor Mike style, he wants to be the first to tell you about.

12/16/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file/credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Bloomberg To Push Gun Control Efforts After Term Ends

While speaking during his weekly address heard on 1010 WINS, the mayor said he won’t leave the gun control cause behind when he leaves office.

12/15/2013

Mayors Against Illegal Guns report on online gun sales. The investigation found nearly a third of online gun postings are made by high-volume dealers operating against the law. (credit: Mayors Against Illegal Guns)

Bloomberg Gun Group Calls For Crackdown On Online Gun Sales Loophole

Nearly one-third of gun ads on ArmsList.com were posted by high-volume sellers who do not possess the mandatory federal firearms license. They use the “private sale loophole,” which does not require a background check, Bloomberg said Thursday.

12/12/2013

New York City Mayoral Candidate Bill De Blasio Holds Election Night Gathering

Mayor-Elect de Blasio Says Family Will Move Into Gracie Mansion

In a statement by Bill, Chirlane, Chiara and Dante de Blasio on their website, the family called it “a tough decision.”

12/11/2013

Tourists pose for pictures during a visit to the Statue of Liberty on October 13, 2013. (credit: Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

City Set To Mark All-Time High For Tourism

Official predictions show that a record 54.3 million visitors will have arrived in the city by the end of 2013. Of those, nearly 43 million came from elsewhere in the U.S. while about 11.4 million traveled internationally to visit the city.

12/10/2013

Federal agents raid a home in New Boston, Texas in connection with the investigation into ricin-laced letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg and President Obama on May 31, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Texas Woman Admits Sending Ricin To Obama, Bloomberg

Shannon Guess Richardson pleaded guilty in federal court in Texarkana, Texas, to a federal charge of possessing and producing a biological toxin.

12/10/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaking at the Association for a Better New York on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Bloomberg Gets Emotional While Speaking Before Civic Group

After nearly 12-years of running New York City with a steely reserve, Mayor Michael Bloomberg got a little choked up Thursday talking about the impending birth of a grandson and the future of the city.

12/06/2013

TLC Chair David Yassky announcing wheelchair accessible cab agreement, Dec. 6, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

NYC Agrees To Improve Taxi Access For Disabled

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky say New York City will adopt regulations requiring that half of the city’s 13,000 yellow cabs be accessible to people with disabilities.

12/06/2013

FDNY graduation ceremony on Dec. 5, 2013. (Credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

‘Most Diverse’ Class In FDNY History Graduates

The class of 242 probationary firefighters is 62 percent minority, including 24 percent black and 36 percent Hispanic.

12/05/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg stands alongside Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott. (credit: Rich Lamb, WCBS 880)

NYC High School Graduation Rates Reach Record High

College readiness among New York City students has doubled and the dropout rate has been cut in half since 2005, which is when the state began releasing city graduation rates.

12/04/2013

Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott meets with students at the Bedford Academy High School in Brooklyn, Dec. 3, 2013.  (Credit: Marla Diamond, WCBS 880)

Mayor, Chancellor Tout Improved SAT And AP Scores

Mayor Bloomberg and Chancellor Walcott were at a Brooklyn public school Tuesday to put a spot light on improving SAT and AP test scores among high school students.

12/03/2013

NTSB investigators retrieve a black box event recorder from the derailed Metro North train. (Credit: NTSB)

NTSB Official: Metro-North Train Was Speeding At 82 Mph When It Derailed

The Metro-North train that derailed while rounding a riverside curve in the Bronx was traveling at 82 mph at the time, a federal official said Monday.

12/02/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Declines To Discuss Whereabouts During Metro-North Tragedy

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been facing tough questions about his whereabouts during the deadly Metro-North train derailment in the Bronx on Sunday morning.

12/02/2013

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