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  1. Material World

    February 14, 2014

    Bill de Blasio's unfulfilled promise at NY Fashion Week

    Getty Images Much joy, rapture and relief greeted new mayor Bill de Blasio’s statement to the fashion world at the end of...

  2. January 30, 2014

    De Blasio to reform ‘stop and frisk’ after New York drops appeal

    New York City will reform the police tactic known as “stop and frisk”, as the mayor Bill de Blasio follows through on a...

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  1. January 14, 2014

    Capita regains congestion charge contract

    Capita, the company once loathed by motorists for implementing London’s congestion charge, has snatched back the contract it...

  2. January 5, 2014

    New Yorkers brave icy weather for peek at mayoral home

    One of New York’s most exclusive addresses opened its doors to the masses on Sunday, with hundreds braving icy weather and...

  3. January 1, 2014

    Zuckerberg tops list of US philanthropists

    Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg topped the list of US philanthropists who opened their cheque books to make big donations...

  4. December 19, 2013

    New York cracks down on e-cigarette use

    New York added e-cigarettes to the growing list of products targeted by the aggressive public health campaigns that have...

  5. December 15, 2013

    Bloomberg consultancy starts spreading the views

    Michael Bloomberg is taking his first step towards post-mayoral life by launching a consultancy to mass-produce the kind of...

  6. beyondbrics

    December 10, 2013

    Bogotá's mayor: a defenestration too far?

    Colombia’s conservative ‘grand inspector general’ is on fire. Two weeks ago he sacked the financial regulator and banned him...

  7. FT Alphaville

    December 4, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - How to fix Econ 101. - Why the dollar dominates, and why that’s not all good. - On creative class...

  8. December 4, 2013

    New York: A concrete legacy

    New York is a city of five boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island. It is a measure of Michael...

  9. Off Message

    November 25, 2013

    Toronto, the world's most youth-friendly city?

    Toronto may have a crack-smoking, citizen-baiting mayor whose chubby recalcitrance has caught the world’s attention but it...

  10. November 15, 2013

    First Person: Jeremiah Moss

    A couple of years ago I became obsessed with finding the original location of the diner in Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks”....

  11. November 8, 2013

    If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities, by Benjamin Barber

    If Mayors Ruled the World: Dysfunctional Nations, Rising Cities, by Benjamin Barber, Yale University Press, RRP£20 / $30,...

  12. November 8, 2013

    New York’s De Blasios win in style

    It has been a week of trans-oceanic change, from Nicolas Ghesquière taking the design chair at Louis Vuitton in Paris to...

  13. November 6, 2013

    De Blasio brings change of tone to New York

    When New York’s liberal new mayor-elect Bill de Blasio met Michael Bloomberg in the technocratic billionaire’s open-plan...

  14. The World

    November 6, 2013

    Why Bill de Blasio became New York mayor

    Bill de Blasio celebrates his election triumph with his family. Reuters Three months ago, Bill de Blasio was trailing in...

  15. FT Alphaville

    November 6, 2013

    The 6am London Cut

    Markets: Asian markets were slightly lower ahead of an interest rate decision from the European Central Bank on Thursday and...

  16. November 6, 2013

    New York elects first Democratic mayor in 24 years

    New Yorkers have elected to send a Democrat to City Hall for the first time in nearly a quarter of a century. Bill de Blasio...

  17. November 4, 2013

    Non-judgmental City steals march and ideas from Wall St

    “London is a real competitor to New York,” said Michael Bloomberg, the outgoing New York mayor, on Sunday – and not for the...

  18. November 1, 2013

    Rich New Yorkers have nothing to fear from de Blasio

    For several months Bill de Blasio has been describing New York in the era of mayor Michael Bloomberg as “a tale of two...

  19. October 31, 2013

    Bloomberg victory in ‘stop and frisk’ case

    Michael Bloomberg, New York mayor, won a victory in the fight over his legacy on Thursday as a federal appeals court blocked...

  20. The World

    October 31, 2013

    New York raises smoking age to 21

    New York City’s 18-year-olds can vote in their first election next week, but soon they won’t be able to buy a pack of...

  21. October 28, 2013

    Businesses and residents count the costs on Sandy anniversary

    One year after superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey are still counting the costs and refining their plans to protect...

  22. October 28, 2013

    Subway tunnel repairs show challenge of Sandy clean-up

    Rebuilding after Sandy The men that stomp up and down the steps at Brooklyn’s Court Street station, dressed in...

  23. October 21, 2013

    New York turns on to shale gas, easing reliance on heating oil

    The meatpacking district of New York has become a magnet in the past decade, home to boutiques, hotels and the popular High...

  24. October 18, 2013

    Flash photography in restaurants

    A reader emailed recently to relate what had happened over dinner at Medlar in Chelsea, London. The evening, he said, was...

  25. October 6, 2013

    New Yorkers grow to like part-pedestrianisation of Times Square

    When New York City announced plans to pedestrianise parts of Times Square in 2009 the city’s residents were in uproar....

  26. September 25, 2013

    New York mayoral frontrunner takes on Wall Street

    The frontrunner to become New York’s next mayor is taking a tough line on Wall Street, promising to move away from the tax...

  27. September 24, 2013

    Boris Johnson urges rich to get over ‘lust’ for big houses

    Boris Johnson has attacked Britain’s poor philanthropic culture, saying wealthy Britons prefer to buy “the biggest possible...

  28. FT Photo Diary

    September 24, 2013

    The Mayors Challenge

    Philip Toscano/PA Four mayors – from left, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz of Warsaw, Boris Johnson of London, Michael Bloomberg of...

  29. September 23, 2013

    Bloomberg’s legacy should be protected

    Twelve years after Michael Bloomberg took over New York’s City Hall, Gotham’s residents are ready for change. Bill de...

  30. September 20, 2013

    Public spirit

    They are called bonds but do not work like them. They were created in the UK three years ago. They are cutting edge and...

  31. September 16, 2013

    Thompson drops out of NY mayoral race and backs De Blasio

    Bill Thompson, the city ombudsman who was runner-up in New York’s Democratic mayoral primary election, has dropped his bid...

  32. September 8, 2013

    Bloomberg critic makes late surge in New York mayoral race

    A backlash against Michael Bloomberg has thrown the race to replace New York’s billionaire mayor into turmoil, propelling...

  33. September 5, 2013

    New York’s farewell to America’s mayor

    Barring unforeseen circumstances, an era in New York political history will draw to a close next week – 12 years after it...

  34. August 27, 2013

    Bloomberg, the benevolent big-government billionaire

    After Detroit filed for bankruptcy some commentators decried the city as an example of the inevitable failure of “big...

  35. August 12, 2013

    New York’s ‘stop and frisk’ policy ‘unconstitutional’

    New York Police Department’s “stop and frisk” crime-fighting tactic has been deemed unconstitutional by a federal judge, in...

  36. August 9, 2013

    A Sam Cam for 7th Avenue?

    In the never-ending hoo-ha around New York mayoral candidate and disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner, I have been...

  37. August 9, 2013

    A food ban can save a politician in a spiritual vacuum

    When politicians are accused of telling voters to “eat their vegetables”, the accusation is usually meant as a metaphor. But...

  38. August 5, 2013

    Demand for luxury residences goes sky-high in New York

    When architect Ralph Walker designed his office tower for the New York Telephone Company in the 1920s, it was unlikely he...

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