Arts and culture is our city's signature industry, and it also nourishes many othersBMW Art Cars displayed in NYC Mar 27, 2009
Every one of us in this group this morning believes there are opportunities to turn things around for our country, our future, our children, the worldCommentary: Bipartisan manifesto Jan 09, 2008
The time has come to move beyond the bitterness and pettiness and anger that's consumed WashingtonCommentary: Bipartisan manifesto Jan 09, 2008
If the United Nations does not adhere to these deadlines, the city will be forced to direct the cessation of all public school visits to the United NationsBloomberg: United Nations complex unsafe Nov 12, 2007
The city strongly supports sustainable family farming through our Greenmarket program, which has nearly doubled its locations over the past five years, and it's an honor to be hosting Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Farm Aid for their 2007 concertFarm Aid 2007 concert in New York Jun 12, 2007
Michael Rubens Bloomberg (born February 14, 1942) is an American businessman, politician and philanthropist.
Since 2002, he has been the Mayor of New York City and, with a net worth of $18.1 billion in 2011, he is also the 13th-richest person in the United States. He is the founder and eighty-eight percent owner of Bloomberg L.P., a financial news and information services media company.
A lifelong Democrat before seeking elective office, Bloomberg switched his registration in 2001 and ran for mayor as a Republican, winning the election that year and a second term in 2005. Bloomberg left the Republican Party over policy and philosophical disagreements with national party leadership in 2007 and ran for his third term in 2009 as an independent candidate. He was frequently mentioned as a possible independent candidate for the 2008 presidential election, which fueled further speculation when he left the Republican Party. There was also speculation that he would run as a vice-presidential candidate. Bloomberg did not, however, seek the presidency nor was he selected as a running mate by any of the presidential candidates.