Posts Tagged ‘Michael Bloomberg’

St. Mark’s Bookshop Secures Lease Reduction

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FINANCIAL DISTRICT UPDATES FROM OCCUPY WALL STREET • According to NY1, organizers of Occupy Wall Street have set up a military tent to create a safe space for female protestors sleeping in the movement’s home base in Zuccotti Park. The safety of female protestors was recently called into question after two confirmed cases of sexual [&hellip
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Four More Years

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrates his reelection on Nov. 3. The contest was much closer than pollsters had predicted, with the mayor earning a 5-point victory over Democratic contender William Thompson. Democrats Bill de Blasio (public advocate) and John Liu (comptroller), however, crushed their GOP opponents. And Council members Jessica Lappin and Dan Garodnick cruised to [&hellip
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General Election Picks

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Mayor: Michael Bloomberg As we mentioned back in September, the key to governing the city at this critical juncture is nursing a more diverse economy back to health while maintaining and building on the gains of recent years in education, business, public safety and the vibrant culture that defines New York City. We think Mayor [&hellip
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Disenchanted Voters

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To the Editor: Unless you’ve been living in a cave all summer, between campaign mailings, newspaper ads, radio and television commercials, debates along with articles and editorials, everyone knew there was a primary election. With 3.2 million registered Democrats, only 10 percent, or 351,000, voted. Ninety percent, or 2,849,000, stayed home, making “None of the [&hellip
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Election Cheat Sheet

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During the past few months, these papers have provided ongoing coverage of the various candidates vying for office this fall, as well as overviews of the mayor’s race focused on a different topic each month. To help readers before they head to the polls on Sept. 15, we’ve created a simplified roundup for each candidate [&hellip
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BREWER WANTS CITY DATA ONLINE

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Council Member Gale Brewer chaired a hearing on her bill that would give New Yorkers online access to public records and city data. The Open Data Standards Legislation would create New York’s first data portal with information from all city agencies and raw figures. “People will be able to access data without needing a license [&hellip
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BREWER ON TERM LIMIT VOTE

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When Council Member Gale Brewer was about to explain her vote on term limits, she said she had two speeches in front of her eyes: one in support of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s bill to extend term limits, and one against the measure. She eventually read from the speech that explained her “no” vote, though she [&hellip
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COUNCIL CANDIDATES LOVE BREWER

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If Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s push to extend term limits for current office holders succeeds, Council Member Gale Brewer will likely run unopposed in a Democratic primary. Both current West Side council candidates registered with the city’s Campaign Finance Board said they would back Brewer for a third term. “We on the West Side have an [&hellip
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COMING TO TERMS WITH LIMITS

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THE TOPIC IS TERMS, BUT THE DISCUSSION HAS BEEN ANYTHING BUT LIMITED. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made the most public foray, canvassing publishers of the city’s three largest daily newspapers last month about their support for extending the limits on citywide offices from two terms to three. He has since sat on the fence, deliberately [&hellip
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