Stephen Barton survived the mass shooting in Aurora, Colorado. But 12 others didn’t. Watch his personal message asking President Obama and Governor Romney to offer their plans on how they will end gun violence, and join him by signing the petition.
NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg discusses how cities are leading the way on sustainability, his recent trip to the RIO+20 conference, and his work as chair of C40cities with CNN's Fareed Zakaria. June 25, 2012
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivers the 2012 spring commencement address at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. 32-thousand people made their way to Kenan Stadium to celebrate with nearly 5,700 degree recipients.
The new Johns Hopkins Hospital Building is a unique art and architecture collaboration between over 70 artists from across the country. More than 500 original works of art were created and incorporated into the new hospital building to enhance healing.
On March 30th, Mike Bloomberg joined CBS This Morning to discuss his views on the federal budget deficit. In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal, he outlined a 2 step approach to close the federal budget gap in 10 years: let the Bush tax cuts expire for everybody, and pass the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan. Watch.
Boston Mayor Tom Menino and New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg don't agree on football -- but they strongly agree that we can keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people while supporting the 2nd Amendment.
Mayor Bloomberg visited the set of "Gossip Girl", a "Made in NY" television series that films at Silvercup Studios in Long Island City - to announce that 2011 broke all records for television production in New York City and to celebrate the show's 100th episode, which will air Monday, January 30th on The CW.
SeatGeek, a New York based tech start-up and leading ticket search engine, is partnering with Bloomberg Philanthropies to make the unique New York cultural arts experience discoverable in a new, dynamic way.
Facebook's new engineering office is a significant step towards making NYC the world's #1 technology hub. "I strongly encourage all tech companies to do what Facebook is doing now," said Mike Bloomberg at the new office opening with Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg. "Make New York City a hub of your engineering operations. You’ll find that this is the best place to recruit and retain the world's top talent."
In the second part of his interview with TechCrunch's Chris Dixon, Mike Bloomberg discusses how NYC attracts the world's best and brightest, and the urgent need to reform America's immigration policies.
Mayor Bloomberg sat down with Founder Stories host Chris Dixon to share how hard work, persistence and offering up a cup of coffee allowed him to become a successful tech entrepreneur. In part 2, Mike discusses New York's plans to attract the world's best and brightest and in part 3, he explains why NYC is the best place to start a business.
If left unchecked, tobacco use will kill one billion people this century. Bloomberg Philanthropies is working to promote proven tobacco control policies around the world and help stop this global epidemic.
Mike Bloomberg joined MSNBC's Morning Joe to discuss specific steps for reducing the federal deficit, including adopting the cuts proposed by Simpson-Bowles and allowing the Bush tax cuts to expire for all tax brackets.
Mike Bloomberg talks about why it's important to celebrate Veterans Day. This public service announcement is part of the History Channel's Thank a Veteran Campaign. On 11/11/11, honor our veterans by saying "Thank You."
ABC World News with Diane Sawyer tells the story of Amit Aharoni, an Israeli national and a graduate of Stanford Business School, secured $1.65 million in venture capital funding with two cofounders to launch CruiseWise.com, an online cruise booking company. Despite the fact that his company is one of the "20 Hot Silicon Valley Startups You Need to Watch," and employs Americans, on Oct. 4, Aharoni received a letter from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services denying his request for a visa and notifying him that he needed to leave the country immediately.
Like other tech companies recently expanding to NYC, Yelp will create new jobs for the city's fast-growing technology sector. “Yelp’s new office is the latest proof that New York gets five stars as a home of growing and innovative tech companies,” said Mayor Bloomberg at the Yelp office opening. “But we’re working hard to create jobs not only in the tech sector, but also among the small businesses – from restaurants to hardware stores to auto shops – that Yelp users review.”
To celebrate NYC's First Annual Food Day, Mayor Bloomberg joined the first ever City-sponsored food manufacturer business expo and networking event, where more than 100 New York City based immigrant food manufacturing businesses connected with brokers, buyers and wholesalers from the food industry.
During a visit to Israel on October 23, 2011 Mayor Bloomberg gave Prime Minister Netanyahu a US flag that was flown in Washington in honor of Gilad Shalit's release. The flag was taken down last week; Mayor Bloomberg presented it to Prime Minister Netanyahu as a token of appreciation.
Mayor Bloomberg joined TechStars' Demo Day NYC to thank and encourage the entrepreneurs driving innovation and growth in New York's technology sector. "The day is coming when people will not remember that NYC wasn't always the #1 tech hub in the world," said Mayor Bloomberg.
Mayor Bloomberg joined the NY Tech Meet Up to launch the third NYC Big Apps competition, immigration seminars for startup companies, and a new mayor's council on technology. "Technology is going to define the 21st century economy, and I want to make sure those jobs are created in New York City," said Mayor Bloomberg. "When I started my technology business, there was no better place to be than the Big Apple. The BigApps competition is just one of the ways we’re making sure that’s still true for today’s entrepreneurs and for the visionaries of the future."
In July 2011, Bloomberg Philanthropies announced a $24 million initiative to fund Innovation Delivery Teams that will help mayors effectively design and implement solutions to pressing challenges in their cities. The three-year initiative will fund teams in five cities: Atlanta, Chicago, Louisville, Memphis, and New Orleans. This video provides an up-close look at the program, the cities, and their Mayors.
Mayor Bloomberg joined Twitter co-founder and chairman Jack Dorsey to open Twitter's new East Coast headquarters in New York City on October 6, 2011. "NYC is proud to welcome Twitter to New York City's growing technology sector," Mayor Bloomberg said. "New York City has always been a place where big ideas are born, and we are working to ensure it's the place where the next great tech success story is written."
The increase in cardiovascular disease, cancers, diabetes, and chronic respiratory diseases has, as the World Health Organization warns, reached epidemic levels. Unless we head off this epidemic now, each year tens of millions of people across the globe, especially in low- and medium-income nations, will be subjected to crippling pain and disability caused by cardiovascular disease and cancer.
On Sunday, Mayor Bloomberg spoke at the 9/11 commemoration ceremony held at the newly opened National September 11 Memorial. Mayor Bloomberg and others commemorated the event with a reading of the names of those lost on 9/11, which are inscribed around the memorial's twin reflecting pools.
Since September 11, 2001, the number of people living in Lower Manhattan has nearly doubled. In fact, Lower Manhattan has added more people over the past ten years than Atlanta, Dallas, and Philadelphia combined. In 2001, no one would have believed that could happen.
Mayor Bloomberg stopped by the set of ABC's new upcoming show Pan Am to discuss how the City's thriving entertainment industry is helping to create thousands of jobs for New Yorkers. The show is one of a record 23 primetime TV series shooting in NYC this season.
Mayor Bloomberg joined Chris Wragge and Erica Hill on CBS' The Early Show to discuss how New York City is supporting entrepreneurs who create jobs and to offer his thoughts on the U.S. and global economy.
Mayor Bloomberg and former Pennsylvania governor Ed Rendell discuss a new report on infrastructure from the Building America's Future Educational Fund. Bloomberg and Rendell serve as co-chairs of the group, which is a bipartisan coalition of elected officials dedicated to bringing about a new era of U.S. investment in infrastructure that enhances the nation's prosperity and quality of life.
Mayor Bloomberg announced a $127 million, three-year plan to coordinate city agencies and efforts with a goal of reducing disparities between young black and Latino men and the rest of the population. Jeffrey Brown discusses the new program with Bloomberg, who will contribute $30 million of his own money.
On the first day that same sex weddings became legal in New York and couples began exchanging wedding vows across the state, Mayor Bloomberg presided over the wedding of two of his top aides, John Feinblatt and Jonathan Mintz.
I've always thought America's great strengths include the fact that we treat everybody equally and we that don't impose our religion on anybody else. And, in this case, everybody should have the right to get married, and every religion should have the right to decide what's appropriate within their religion. - Video from the CBS Early Show, 7/23/11.
On July 21, NYC Mayor Mike Blooomberg announced a personal commitment of $50 million over four years to fuel the Sierra Club's Beyond Coal Campaign, a major effort to clean the air and accelerate the transition to cleaner, cost-effective energy sources. The campaign aims to retire one-third of the nation's aging coal fleet by 2020.
Mayor Bloomberg delivers the keynote address at Crain's New York Business Conference on the City’s initiative to persuade a top-tier university to build or expand an engineering and applied sciences campus in New York City.
In a speech to the Council on Foreign Relations, Mayor Mike Bloomberg highlighted the essential role of immigrants in America's economic growth and addressed the urgent need for Washington to put aside partisan politics and immediately pass immigration reforms needed to create jobs and fuel economic growth.
On June 6th, 2011, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and the Mayor's Office of Media & Entertainment honored six individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to the city's media and entertainment industries. Those honorees included Matt Damon, Foursquare, John Leguizamo, Stacy Spikes, Smuggler and Lauren Zalaznick. This year, the Mayor also presented the first-ever lifetime achievement award to the late director Sidney Lumet.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Chair of the C40, delivers the opening speech during the C40 Cities Mayors Summit, Sao Paulo Brazil, June 1, 2011. When it comes to climate change, Mayor Bloomberg told the summit, "as the officials most directly responsible, and accountable, for the well-being of more than one-quarter billion people worldwide, we know that we have no choice but to act."
This is our time to stand up for equality. This is our time to conquer the next frontier of freedom. This is our time to be as bold and brave as the pioneers who came before us. And this is our time to lead the American journey forward. (May 26, 2011 at Cooper Union).
The most groundbreaking groundbreaking you have ever seen. Mayor Bloomberg and officials break ground on a new home for Whitney Museum of American Art at the High Line in Manhattan. The Renzo Piano-designed museum will be the cultural anchor for the High Line and provide a new world-class destination in the thriving Meatpacking District.