Every Body Walk! Campaign
Michael R. Bloomberg was the 108th Mayor of the City of New York. He was first elected in November 2001, two months after the terrorist attacks on 9/11, a time when many believed that crime would return, businesses would flee, and New York might never recover. Instead, through hundreds of innovative new policies and initiatives, Mayor Bloomberg made New York City safer, stronger, and greener than ever.
During the Bloomberg administration, crime went down more than 30 percent. The welfare rolls went down 25 percent. High School graduation rates increased 42 percent. Ambulance response times are at record lows. Teen smoking fell by 50% from 2001 to 2011. More than 850 acres of new parkland have been added. And the City has weathered the national recession in much better shape than most places, far outpacing the nation in job growth.