The Mayor; Photo - nyc.govIt heartened Gothamist to see the list of charities that Mayor Bloomberg donates to throughout the year. The Times reported that while his personal wealth decreased (the stock market) last year, he contributed more to "scores of cultural, educational and religious institutions." Well, he is the 29th richest American.

Bloomberg donated to Thirteen-WNET, the local PBS station, this past year, which made us like him a little more. We hope that Claire Dederer's feature on the beauty of Reading Rainbow in the Times this weekend reminds people how important and instrumental public television can be for children.

Gothamist on Reading Rainbow.