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“Adios!… Bloomberg out.”

Posted in politics, reality check, tacky with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on February 8, 2013 by Qritiq

 

from N.Y.Times:

Bloomberg Builds His Own British Empire

Michael R. Bloomberg, imagining life after City Hall, is exporting vast quantities of financial, social and political capital to London, where he has long yearned for influence.

 

London

Photo credit: @Doug88888

 

more from the story…

It is the biggest development in this city’s buzzing financial district, and even Olympics-jaded Londoners call it grandiose: two bronze-and-stone towers, connected by sky-bridges atop the ruins of a 2,000-year-old Roman temple.

Bloomberg Place, roughly the size of a Manhattan city block, is the future home of Michael R. Bloomberg’s company… only one piece of the mayor’s growing British empire.

He is underwriting a major expansion of one of England’s most prestigious galleries.

He has the ear of London’s mayor, who dispatches aides to City Hall in New York.

Bloomberg and his aides court the London’s elite, holding expensive dinners for Downing Street officials. Bloomberg — an Anglophile with a taste for English Regency style — is exporting his vast quantities of financial, social, and political capital to this city, where he has long yearned for influence.

Bermuda is a weekend escape, but no place has captured the mayor like London

 

Blackout

Posted in crisis, death with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 27, 2009 by Qritiq

 

Rumor has it that a Morningside Heights public elementary school student has died from swine flu.  The child was apparently known to be in critical condition for days before the mayor finally decided to close the school.  If the city and the media continue the news blackout on swine flu deaths, the rumors will continue to fly.

The Post has finally identified one of the dead as Danita Lee, 55, of Queens, who attended the FEGS career placement center in the Bronx.

City Councilman John C. Liu of Queens says the Bloomberg administration has failed to disclose enough information. “The cloak of secrecy is not alleviating anyone’s fears, whether they’re real or perceived,” he said.