Bloomberg quote from the Daily News:
“I don’t know why he did it. I had pickets outside my house for geese last night. We are sending some of these geese for well-deserved rest up in the sky, wherever geese go.
"But the bottom line is, we can make fun of the geese but they’re a danger to human beings flying. And we’re doing what's appropriate, and I’m sure what the president thought about was that particular fly might be spreading something like the H1N1 flu and he was going to risk his own life with hands - bare hands, without Purell - and he protected the public by hitting that fly, and we owe him a great debt of gratitude. I'm sure he’s laughing about it right now."
There's more from the NY Times:
After announcing a new plan to help Hispanic-owned businesses in Washington Heights, the mayor was asked about a report that the city intended to sell the Canarsie Cemetery in Brooklyn.
He seized the opportunity to crack a joke. “I didn’t know we were selling a cemetery. Is it full of people or is it empty?”
The room erupted into nervous laughter.
Upon deeper reflection, the mayor sought to clarify his remarks: “Our prayers go out to those who are in the Carnarsie Cemetery,” he said.