"You know, soothing words are nice, but maybe it’s time that the two people who want to be president of the United States stand up and tell us what they’re gonna do about it."
— Mayor Bloomberg, in reference to the shooting in Colorado. He is calling on President Obama and Mitt Romney to offer more than “soothing words.”
"We were all told the odds against us were high, and that the Albany lobby was too powerful and that the improved taxi service law was dead in the water. But we refused to believe that that was true. We refused to bow down to the special interests. And when they hired every lobbyist in town we kept fighting, because we had the people on our side. This is the right thing for New York City."
— Mayor Bloomberg on the recently approved outer-borough taxi plan, which will allow 18,000 newly empowered livery-car drivers to pick up street hails, and allow the city to auction off 2,000 wheelchair-accessible yellow taxi medallions.