With only weeks left before the end of his tenure, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's legacy is being scrutinized anew. The Associated Press writes, "The city has never been safer or cleaner, a teeming metropolis transformed into a must-see attraction for more than 50 million tourists a year. " Meanwhile, City & State has published a series of interviews with key figures during the Bloomberg years, including Adrian Benepe, Katherine Oliver and Joel Klein. But all of this legacy talk isn't slowing down the Bloomberg administration: The New York Times reports that City Hall officials are pushing to get deals sealed on $12 billion in development before the mayor leaves office.
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