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Bloomberg believes talent attracts capital more easily than the other way around.
New York: A concrete legacy
“He is going to define the city for the next 25 years,” said Mitchell L Moss, a professor of urban policy and planning at New York University, and a campaign adviser to Mr Bloomberg in 2001. “It doesn’t matter who the next mayors are. They are still going to be attending groundbreakings for projects he started,” he said.
If all goes according to plan, the development to come will also produce a city with a few more Michael Bloombergs in its midst. His six-borough experiment in urban living is designed to appeal to people like himself – hands-on entrepreneurial sorts who will be able to shake up the city’s economy in their time just as he did in his.