Michael Bloomberg

Glenn Beck Slammed For Bloomberg Nazi Image

Conservative commentator Glenn Beck caused a stir at the National Rifle Association's convention by presenting an image of Mayor Michael Bloomberg giving a Nazi-like salute.

In his address to the gun lobby, Beck complained about Bloomberg's efforts to curb illegal guns and impose other controversial health measures in New York City, then presented the image as a joke, suggesting that the mayor's new motto for the Big Apple is "you will love New York."

Alliances Begin To Form In Mayoral Race

Candidates reaching out for Jewish support as campaign builds momentum; potential Weiner bid is an x-factor.

05/08/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

Former Comptroller Bill Thompson has Jewish friends in Borough Park and Manhattan. Christine Quinn is likely to find some backing from chasidim who respect her positions on crime and her support for nonprofit groups and city services.

The five Democrats and three Republicans running for Mayor.

Technion-Cornell Institute Receives $133 Million From Qualcomm Founder

Israeli tech school’s president says center can be 'half aliyah' for expat faculty.

04/22/2013
Assistant Managing Editor

New York’s planned Innovation Institute jointly run by Cornell University and Israel’s Technion-Israel Institute of Technology has met more than half its fundraising goal thanks to a $133 million donation from Irwin Jacobs, a founder of Qualcomm, and his wife, Joan.

The gift was announced Monday and will be divided equally between Cornell University and the New York-based American Technion Society, which supports the Institute in Haifa, Israel.

Technion President Peretz Lavi sees new Institute becoming 'Silicon Island' for innovators here. Michael Datikash

Council Speaker Quinn Launches NYC Mayoral Bid

03/11/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, widely seen as a likely frontrunner in this year's Democratic primary for mayor, launched her campaign on Sunday with a "walk and talk" tour of the five boroughs and promised to visit all the city's diverse neighborhoods before the vote.

Forbes List Again Shows Oracle's Ellison As World's Richest Jew

03/06/2013

For the third straight year, Oracle's Larry Ellison is the world's richest Jew, according to Forbes magazine's annual world billionaires list for 2013.

Classic Koch

An excerpt for the humorous video preceding Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 2012 State of The City Address.

In Eulogies, Koch Remembered As Outspoken 'Moses' Who Led City Out Of Darkness

'We are doing a lot better because you lived and served,' says President Clinton.

02/04/2013

Former New York Mayor Ed Koch, who died on Friday, was remembered by his current successor, Michael Bloomberg, as a legendary figure akin to Moses, who “restored the arc of the city’s history."

Noting that this week's Torah portion depicts Moses leading the Jews out of Egypt, Bloomberg said " Ed, in his own way, was our Moses ... He led us out of darkness and he gave us hope. And while he may not have parted the Red Sea, he did break a subway strike by standing on a bridge and shouting words of encouragement.”

Bad Vibe For The Tribe: Fewer Jews Running For Mayor

11/26/2012
Associate Managing Editor

How far we’ve come from the 70s, when we had back-to-back Jewish mayors, Abe Beame and Ed Koch. And the 80s, when we had one Jewish mayor, Koch, the whole time.

And the 2000s, when we had another Jewish mayor (a sorta Republican) for three terms in Mike Bloomberg. When you think about it, Rudy Giuliani and David Dinkins can be seen as aberrations through the 1990s to 2002 – 12 years out of nearly 40 in which Jewish senior citizens ran the city.

Scott Stringer won't run for mayor next year, he has announced.
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