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Old 11-04-2009, 10:57 AM
 
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I am hoping that this being his last term (who knows right?), that he will not be encumbered with appeasing people in the hopes of another term, and make the oftentimes politically unpopular but necessary decisions to take this city to the next level.

In my wishlist during his 3rd term I want to see MORE development in the Southern Bronx in the form of middle income housing, more park land/greenways/bike lanes/trees/renovate St. Mary's Park, more retail/commercial space (a major/large supermarket, cinema, dining, etc), MUCH MORE development (as stated above) in industrial areas of Hunts Point, and the continued focus on decreasing crime (increasing Operation Impact for example).

In addition I would like to see him transition the housing projects towards working/middle income residents instead of SOLEY low/no income housing, which would have a far more positive, lasting impact on NYC and its communties than just about any other initiative. This is happening currently, albeit slowly, but I would like the process to be sped up to allow a more diversified number of NYers the opportunity to live there (and safely!). Of course across the board I want to see these things in all communities that need them, I am just referring to my particular neighborhood concerns.

What are yours?
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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I don't believe that the notion of having to appease people has ever entered Mike Bloomberg's head. He pretty much does what he wants to do (and only gets upset when someone tries to stand in his way).

My hopes for his third term--we should all be so lucky that he doesn't try to circumvent the term limits law again--is that he shows some consideration for working people and, why not, middle-class taxpayers in this town as well. And please do not try to tell me that this is a part of his agenda; as an MTA employee, I and my 38,000+ coworkers know otherwise.

I believe that the idea of running for President tantalizes him. Perhaps he'll abandon the Mayoralty and give that goal a shot in 2012 (he said, rubbing his hands in glee. That's when King Mike will get a dose of reality!)
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:52 AM
 
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Break up the unions! NYC is broke, and there are plenty of unemployed people willing to do the job of a union member for less pay!

If you do not break up the unions, at least they need to be paid for performance, not simply for showing up to work!
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Old 11-04-2009, 01:55 PM
 
Location: Upper East, NY
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Don't raise taxes.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:22 PM
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Location: Queens, NY
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resign.
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Old 11-04-2009, 02:47 PM
 
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resign.
co-sign.
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Old 11-04-2009, 11:37 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Did you see the interactive in the Times? It breaks down the margin of victory block-by-block (New York City Election Results - The Vote for Mayor, Block by Block - NYTimes.com). Very interesting.

He seems to have lost the most support among African-Americans.
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Old 11-05-2009, 12:11 AM
 
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Time to end rent control in Manhattan...
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:44 AM
 
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do away with money wasting ticker-tape parades, starting right now...
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Old 11-05-2009, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Bronx, NY
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I would like to see Bloomberg dedicate this term heavily to new job creation. This city is in dire need of jobs. We should be at the forefront of creating new industries.
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