Mayor Bloomberg is a man who likes numbers. From three terms to whatever it reads on his bank account statement, the guy has always had love for digits and using them as a "professional manager." But according to the NY Times, the numbers that really count — performance statistics for city agencies — aren't showing any love back to Bloomberg. The mayor's own tracking method, called the Citywide Performance Reporting system, shows that a majority of agencies are slumping over the last fiscal year.

Here are just a few of the many declining city services: Response time to emergencies by the FDNY, NYPD and Buildings Department were slower. Child welfare caseworkers had to handle more cases. More water mains broke. More fire hydrants broke (yes, they do actually track that). The average time it takes to arrange for a home health aide doubled. The streets are somehow even dirtier now than last year.

There is more, but Bloomberg doesn't want people to focus on the small stuff. A mayoral spokesperson said, "While overall performance is important, we think New Yorkers care most about key quality of life measures like crime and cleanliness, which have dramatically improved over the past 10 years." That is true. Since Bloomberg took over in 2001, felony crimes have decreased by almost 40 percent. It's pick your poison, apparently.