Time announced its second Time 100 list of influential people. (For whatever reason, Time doesn't provide a full list with separate links to all the influentials, so here's a list from FishbowlNY.) Based on our reading, the New Yorkers (and we're including some people who live in Westchester, but work in the city) who made the list include 30 Rock's Tina Fey, subway superhero Wesley Autrey, Senator Hillary Clinton, banker Stephen Schwartzman, director Martin Scorsese, Yankees pitcher Chien-Ming Wang, actress-comedian-talk show host Rosie O'Donnell, the American Museum of Natural History's Neil DeGrasse Tyson, actor and stem cell research advocate Michael J. Fox, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who appears in the upper right corner of the cover.
Donald Trump wrote the entry on Autrey, which includes The Donald mentioning how he gave Autrey a check for $10,000 and how he simply "wanted to meet a hero" ("What I met was a very unassuming man who felt what he did was simply the right thing to do. It was that simple to him. In reality, it was anything but simple."). Katie Couric wrote the one for Bloomberg, which sounds like a rallying call for him to run for president.
Michael Bloomberg is the best bargain money can't buy. For $1 a year, he runs the greatest city in the world in a way it's never been done before. From the ashes of 9/11, Mayor Bloomberg, 65, rebuilt New York City as only a nonpolitician could. He has cut the murder rate, banned smoking and trans fats in restaurants, centralized the public school system, created a coalition of mayors to keep illegal guns off the streets and developed an extensive plan to make the city more environmentally friendly before the end of his term. He recently said he was banning all desserts and sweets. Unfortunately for my diet, he was kidding.
During his WABC Radio show with John Grambling, the Mayor noted that he was on the list of "Leaders & Revolutionaries" between Osama bin Laden and Raul Castro, so you never know, plus made a point of saying that mayors had to take up the slack. And Bloomberg added he'd call his mother to tell her he was on the list.