It was supposed to be the crowning land use achievement in a mayoral reign that saw 40 percent of New York City rezoned. But statements indicate the City Council is set to shelve Mayor Bloomberg's controversial Midtown East upzoning.
Nov 13, 2013 New York Daily News
To his critics, Mayor Bloomberg's initiatives aimed at decreasing smoking, increasing active lifestyles, and tackling obesity add up to the creation of a "Nanny State". A new article challenges the critics by framing him as a public health pioneer.
Nov 1, 2013 The Atlantic Cities
After four decades of construction, New York's Water Tunnel No. 3 reached a significant milestone last week with the turn of a ceremonial wheel by Mayor Bloomberg. The project won't be completed until 2021.
Oct 21, 2013 The New York Times
Over the past 12 years, New York has been transformed. For the better in some instances (bike lanes, pedestrian plazas), and perhaps not in others (unaffordability). Michael Kimmelman suggests how to build on the successes and correct the problems.
Oct 20, 2013 The New York Times
Mayor Bloomberg's plan to mandate a standardized taxi for the streets of New York was given a potentially fatal blow this week by a State Supreme Court judge. With his successors unlikely to take up the legal battle, the plan appears doomed.
Oct 9, 2013 The New York Times
After a decade of livable street gains under Mayor Bloomberg, staff members at NYC's most respected alternative transportation advocacy group share their visions for what changes will take place over the next four years on the city's streets.
Sep 18, 2013 Reclaim
A controversial plan to generate revenue for New York City's struggling public housing authority by allowing private development is being reconfigured and pushed off until the next administration after it received considerable opposition.
Aug 22, 2013 The New York Times
After 12 years of dramatic development, falling crime, and improved amenities for many New Yorkers, can a Mayoral candidate win by focusing on the city's failings - namely its growing inequality - and promising 'a major reset'.
Aug 7, 2013 The New York Times
Kicking off its in-depth examination of the ways in which New York City has been remade during Mayor Bloomberg's tenure, Matthew Schuerman looks at the city's astonishing vertical growth, a significant feat considering the shadow of 9/11.
Jul 11, 2013 WNYC
Thanks to private funds, NYC invested six times more in building and improving its parks during Mayor Bloomberg's tenure than was spent in the prior decade. But what will happen to these parks when their billionaire backer leaves office?
Jul 9, 2013 The Wall Street Journal