Friday, August 24

ByKevin Sheekey

Bloomberg’s London Mithraeum Named One of the World’s 100 Greatest Places by Time magazine
Time magazine is out with a special issue on the World’s 100 Greatest Places and Bloomberg’s London Mithraeum makes the list.

Time writes that Bloomberg led the relocation of the ancient Roman Temple of Mithras and helped turn it into an immersive exhibit, replete with sculptural light effects and a display of more than 600 archaeological artifacts. Admission is free and open to the public. Book tickets and learn more here.

Mike Bloomberg to Lead Meeting of World Mayors in Detroit (Detroit Free Press)
CityLab Detroit, a collaboration of The Atlantic magazine, the Aspen Institute and Bloomberg Philanthropies, will be led by Mike Bloomberg in October and include urban leaders from around the globe who will learn from Detroit’s resurgence and the rise of other global cities.

Hot on the Bloomberg:
-New York Taxpayers Have Four-Day Window to Try to Beat SALT Cap (Bloomberg)
-China Keeps Promises to Wall Street Even as Trade War Drags On (Bloomberg)

Populist Wave Ousts Australia’s Malcolm Turnbull; Treasurer Scott Morrison to be Next Prime Minister (Bloomberg)

U.S.-China Talks Draw a Blank with No Further Talks Scheduled (Bloomberg)

Manhattan District Attorney Eyes Criminal Charges Against Trump Organization (New York Times)
Why you should take note: State charges against the company or its executives could be significant because Mr. Trump has talked about pardoning some of his current or former aides who have faced federal charges. As president, he has no power to pardon people and corporate entities convicted of state crimes.

Republican Leaders Stay Silent After Convictions of Two Ex-Trump Aides (Bloomberg)

David Pecker, Chief of National Enquirer’s Publisher, Said to Get Immunity in Trump Inquiry (New York Times)

New York Is Quite Alive, Thanks in Part to Wealth (Bloomberg Opinion – Justin Fox)
Overall life expectancy in New York City has increased sharply….and declining crime has also constituted a huge quality-of-life improvement, with “the greatest benefits … experienced by the most disadvantaged segments of the urban population.”

Satellite Images of the Day: How Burning Man Festival Rises from the Desert (Washington Post)

Buzzkill: No Amount of Alcohol Use Is Safe, Analysis of Studies Finds (Bloomberg)


Best of late night.

From Conan O’Brien’s opening monologue last night:

“A drone flying over the Amazon rain forest discovered a tribe that has never had contact with the outside world. That was 3 weeks ago. Now every member of the tribe is addicted to Fortnite.”

“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is going to make his 4th trip to North Korea. Pompeo said after the last couple of days, I’m not going there to negotiate, I’m going to defect. North Korea is looking like a good place to hang out right now.”

“In an interview, President Trump said if he were impeached, everyone would be very poor. After hearing this, Mike Pence said ‘not me, I’d get a promotion!’”