Mayor Bloomberg Pats Himself on the Back on His Way Out

Mayor Bloomberg Pats Himself on the Back on His Way OutImage via Reuters/Kevin Lamarque

With his time in office drawing to a rapid close, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is seizing his final moments to take credit for things that happened during his reign atop New York City. It's the ultimate Bloomberg move, and to be quite honest, he might as well go out bragging. If this is his Hall of Fame induction speech, why not go out like another notable Michael?

Yesterday, his administration sent out an email hilariously titled "T-Minus 5," where Deputy Mayor of Governmental Affairs Howard Wolfson sang about the administration's achievements, like the historically low crime rate:

New York City has fewer major felony crimes per 100,000 residents than any of the nation’s top 25 largest cities," Wolfson writes, also pointing out that murders have fallen by 49% since Bloomberg took office. Even with the crime rate dropping, the city claims it has also managed to reduce incarceration rates in New York City by 36% over the last twelve years.

The only way to ride off into the sunset is to obviously remind everyone what you did as you make your ceremonious exit. Cement that legacy.

[via Gothamist]


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