Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning angrily denied a report in New York magazine that he said, at an Upper East Side Christmas Party, “Look at the ass on her.”

The quote was included in a profile of Christine Quinn.

"Oh, I never said it, and I don’t know where it came from," the mayor said.

Here is a video of Mayor Bloomberg playing the harmonica during the ‘Make Music New York’ festival.

HAPPY FRIDAY.

"I am sure I’ll be joining you here in a couple of years for your next book, which may be called What Bloomberg Wants."

— Mike Bloomberg at a book party for Tom Doctoroff’s book, What Chinese Want. The mayor also had some thoughts about China and New York.

Simmons might do better to turn his attention to another New York executive, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who has implored Albany’s mayor Jerry Jennings to arrest the protesters, and is apparently annoyed with Jennings, a longtime ally, for refusing.

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"As best as I can tell, Mike Bloomberg’s political values are as unmappable as a hooker’s love." - Jack Shafer in Slate (via Azi’s morning briefing)

"As best as I can tell, Mike Bloomberg’s political values are as unmappable as a hooker’s love." - Jack Shafer in Slate (via Azi’s morning briefing)