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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The Bloomberg Era is Just About Over
He may still have to face a run-off, but unless something unforeseen happens, Bill de Blasio will be the next mayor of this city (after defeating the Republican challenger, of course). I don't expect anything to change regarding Stuyvesant Town/Peter Cooper Village, but at least we should have someone in the office who will have more concern for us, and the middle class, than the Little Napoleon, Bloomberg. There's the probable possibility that things will get worse in the city, for everyone, but Bloomberg took things too far in terms of dictating how New Yorkers should behave and in providing the rich with an open hand in removing the middle class to replace it with their own wealthy class and high-rises and exclusive restaurants. Thankfully, Christine Quinn was humiliated by her poor showing. I would like to see any politician who supported a third term for Bloomberg and themselves get booted out of office, but with a generally apathetic citizenry that's not about to happen. I was hoping Spitzer would win against Stringer, as I think the latter is a typical ineffective politician who talks out of the both sides of his mouth, but I certainly realize why people wouldn't vote for the former "john" who is not exactly Mr. Lovable.
Onward and upward.