Michael Bloomberg launches five-borough tour in last weeks as mayor
With just over two weeks remaining at the helm of City Hall, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will tout his legacy across the five boroughs this week.
The mayor’s office announced Bloomberg will begin a five-day citywide tour Tuesday to highlight his administration’s initiatives in the last 12 years.
“These events will highlight areas like parks, economic development, education, immigration, technology, transportation, infrastructure, livable cities, housing, crime, public health and the arts,” Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson wrote in a memo to staff and reporters titled “T-Minus 15 Days” Monday.
The mayor’s staff also launched a website to stress Bloomberg’s record.
The blue and orange site has sections touting public safety and environmental initiatives, among others.
“Since he was first elected mayor in 2001, just weeks after the attacks of 9/11, Mike Bloomberg has built an extraordinary record of progress,” the site reads.
In the memo, Wolfson made a point of noting that the entire administration is “committed to proceeding with the successful transition to Mayor-Elect de Blasio.”
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