From the Daily News:
...there is no more powerful symbol of the city's profound contradictions than seeing our billionaire mayor spend nearly $100 million to get reelected to a controversial third term, while more than a million of his constituents try to scrape out a meager living.
It is not reassuring, the report says, that the state of New York continues to have the highest level of inequality in the country. And neither is it reassuring that a study conducted by the Coalition Against Hunger found that "all pilot anti-poverty programs initiated by Mayor Bloomberg's Center for Economic Opportunity combined involved approximately 42,000 people."
Keep in mind that more than 1.5 million New Yorkers live on an income below the federal poverty line.
As long as this is the case, New York will be the greatest city in the world only for the few who can afford it.
The rest, the majority of its residents, will have little reason to give their city - and their mayor - the thumbs up.