How Bloomberg Changed New York City

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    Aug 18, 2013 11:34 PM GMT
    I think it should also be "How New York City Changed During the Bloomberg Years" but who am I to write a NY Times headline?!

    This is very very cool animation, even if you are not a New Yorker. You might need to have Flash or something like that installed to see the animation properly.

    http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/08/18/reshaping-new-york/

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    Aug 19, 2013 3:28 AM GMT
    The changes started after Dinkins. Apart from his obsession with telling people what to eat I think he did a good job.

    The city was miserable from the late 70's to 1994. Hopefully the next mayor will continue where he left off.

    Last I thought it was pretty shitty he beat up Gulianni for even thinking about a 3rd term. Bloomberg was initially against term limits then had the law changed for his 3rd term , then conveniently CHANGED the law back to 2 terms. The term limits were a public referendum.

    After sept 11th it made more sense for Guilianni to stay on considering the election was only months from the 9-11.
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    Aug 19, 2013 4:14 AM GMT
    Aristoshark saidActually, I lived in the city from the 1970s until 1994, "doctor". As usual you don't know what you're talking about. It was far from miserable. In many respects (not all) it was better.


    I was born in NYC and lived there for 33 years, and back and forth often.
    Mr Pretentious .
    Well then maybe things got better after you left? I will remember to credit you for the future.

    I should have known you would have missed the garbage, pollution and crime.Anyone who actually lived there would know the difference.

    Your so pretentious you can just check a profile for a location and assume I dont know NYC ( as you did a few moments before rattling off the above commentary. I grew up in NYC and went to school in NYC. Its hard to fake my accent, which I am very proud of btw.
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    Aug 19, 2013 5:03 AM GMT
    He thinks he's a shark, but he's really a horse's ass. My family is from the Bronx and Manhattan, and they couldn't wait to get the hell out of the city after the late 60s-80s when they all finally left. I'm from LI, but visited friends and relatives there often, so I'm quite familiar with how it was then. It's definitely A LOT better now to visit, safer and cleaner. As for Bloomberg, he seems to be a good executive, just that he goes too far with his nanny state endeavors. And that term limits thing, he lost a lot of fans when he pulled that crap.
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    Aug 19, 2013 1:30 PM GMT
    GoNYMets2012 saidI think it should also be "How New York City Changed During the Bloomberg Years" but who am I to write a NY Times headline?!

    This is very very cool animation, even if you are not a New Yorker. You might need to have Flash or something like that installed to see the animation properly.

    http://www.nytimes.com/newsgraphics/2013/08/18/reshaping-new-york/



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    Aug 20, 2013 12:58 AM GMT
    musclmed saidThe changes started after Dinkins. Apart from his obsession with telling people what to eat I think he did a good job.

    The city was miserable from the late 70's to 1994. Hopefully the next mayor will continue where he left off.

    Last I thought it was pretty shitty he beat up Gulianni for even thinking about a 3rd term. Bloomberg was initially against term limits then had the law changed for his 3rd term , then conveniently CHANGED the law back to 2 terms. The term limits were a public referendum.

    After sept 11th it made more sense for Guilianni to stay on considering the election was only months from the 9-11.


    It truly was bizarre to have the mayor eligible for a third term and then, once our current mayor got his third term, the 2 term rule came back!
  • musclmed

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    Aug 20, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    Quinn did it for herself . The city council was complicit because they also all ran for 3rd terms.
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    Aug 20, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    Under Bloomberg, NYC became both a nanny state and a police state,

    People had to stop smoking indoors. Restaurants had to stop using trans fats. Fast fooderies had to post calories.

    Turns out that most people love the results of that type of nannyism. Most of us want cleaner air and we want to know what we're eating.

    The widespread surveillance aspect of the police state hasn't been too controversial either. We are willing to be watched in order to prevent crime and terrorism.

    But I don't think the majority would allow themselves to be stopped, frisked or even detained for a minute while they moved about the city.
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    Aug 20, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    Selling out from the glory days of grindhouse movies, Italian cannibal epics, kung-fu double features, and classic sexploitation...

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    ..to this eyesore of hellish corporate synergy blighting the landscape like an open wound.

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    Aug 20, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    Thanks for sharing the animation was neat!

    The progress isn't even close to being complete yet. Reading city-data forums big growth will be going on in midtown and the upper east side. The completion of the 2nd Ave subway line and additional extensions by 2016 along with some rezoning will pave the way to redevelop Spanish Harlem into a new upscale residential zone with easy connections to downtown.

    I kind of agree with critics crying about the loss of affordable living spaces. Sometime within the next few decades Manhattan will become an island of only college students, rich white people, and visiting foreign citizens.

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    Aug 20, 2013 5:48 PM GMT
    ATC84 saidThanks for sharing the animation was neat!

    The progress isn't even close to being complete yet. Reading city-data forums big growth will be going on in midtown and the upper east side. The completion of the 2nd Ave subway line and additional extensions by 2016 along with some rezoning will pave the way to redevelop Spanish Harlem into a new upscale residential zone with easy connections to downtown.

    I kind of agree with critics crying about the loss of affordable living spaces. Sometime within the next few decades Manhattan will become an island of only college students, rich white people, and visiting foreign citizens.



    For as long as I can remember (which is about 1986 or so!) we've been hearing that Manhattan will "soon" become an "island just for the rich" and that may well be true, but I think that day is still decades away. But who knows, we'll just have to wait and see.
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    Aug 20, 2013 9:24 PM GMT
    Decades ago any multi-billion dollar U.S. enterprise had, as in HAD, to have a presence in New York City. The greatest change to the U.S, and in turn New York City, is that that is no longer the case.

    For the world, the influence of the U.S. and its first city, New York City, is waning. It will be interesting to see where the city finds its role in the future.
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    Aug 20, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
    How Bloomberg Changed New York City

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    Aug 20, 2013 10:06 PM GMT
    NewMtler said
    The widespread surveillance aspect of the police state hasn't been too controversial either. We are willing to be watched in order to prevent crime and terrorism.


    "In order to prevent crime and terrorism."

    There's no evidence that all these government cameras and microphones on American streets and highways have done any such thing.

    But then again, if we follow your line of thinking, it would be A-OK for the government to lock us in camps too in order to keep us "safe."
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    Aug 20, 2013 10:17 PM GMT
    TIME SQUARE LOOKS LIKE SHIT NOW.

    ruined my vacations expections of it.
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    Aug 20, 2013 10:28 PM GMT
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