Topics :: Michael Bloomberg

New Yorkers Choose Between Two Post-Bloomberg Visions

By Jonathan Lemire | Tuesday Nov 5, 2013
The casting of ballots today signals the beginning of NYC’s farewell to Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has helped shape the nation’s biggest city for 12 years, largely setting aside partisan politics as he led with data-driven beliefs and his vast fortune.

Bloomberg: I Won’t Endorse NYC Mayoral Candidate

Friday Sep 13, 2013
Michael Bloomberg says he won’t endorse anyone in the race to succeed him as New York City mayor.

Sweet or Salty? Neither in NYC

By Jennifer Peltz | Wednesday Feb 20, 2013
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s lastest healthy-eating initiative takes aim at high sodium foods including hot dogs, soup and popcorn.

Ed Koch’s Mixed Legacy on Gay Rights & AIDS

By Steve Weinstein | Friday Feb 1, 2013
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch, who died Feb. 1, whose outsized personality fit his city but who never fully came out as gay, leaves at best a mixed legacy on gay rights, a negative one on AIDS.

NYC’s Bloomberg: $500K to Gay Marriage Campaigns

By Jennifer Peltz | Tuesday Oct 23, 2012
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is poised to spend $500,000 of his personal fortune on gay marriage campaigns in Maine, Minnesota and Washington state, he said Monday.

Christine Quinn and Others Vie to Replace NYC’s Bloomberg in 2013

By Samantha Gross | Monday Oct 1, 2012
Christine Quinn, the first female and first openly gay speaker, and other politicians are already preparing to introduce themselves to voters who haven’t paid much attention to who, exactly, will succeed Michael Bloomberg.

NYC Mayor Disagrees With Others on Chick-fil-A

Friday Jul 27, 2012
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says he strongly disagrees with the mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco over Chick-fil-A’s (chihk-fih-LAYZ’) position on gay marriage.

NYC Backs Gay Widow’s Suit Against Marriage Law

Thursday Jun 21, 2012
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the speaker of the City Council plan to jointly file a legal brief in support of an 82-year-old woman’s challenge of a federal law denying benefits to partners in a gay marriage.

Bloomberg: NC Marriage Vote Sets Back Civil Rights

Monday May 14, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has told University of North Carolina graduates that last week’s gay marriage vote shows there is still a lot of work to be done for civil rights in this country.

Mayors Join Campaign for Marriage Equality

By Michael K. Lavers | Friday Jan 20, 2012
Freedom to Marry on Friday formally launched a campaign that includes 80 mayors who have pledged to push for nuptials for same-sex couples. Several of these mayors spoke at a press conference at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington, D.C.