Mayor Bloomberg is the quintessential New Yorker. He has that get-it-done entrepreneurial spirit, a sense of civic duty, a commitment to philanthropy and big, big ideas.


NEW YORK CITY INSPIRES ME BECAUSE...

It's a city of dreamers — and it's the most diverse, energetic, and creative city in the world. You can see it on our streets, in our cultural institutions, at our civic meetings, in our businesses, and in every neighborhood across the five boroughs. It's a place where people come to realize their potential — and where anything is possible.

THE BEST PIECE OF ADVICE I'VE EVER RECEIVED WAS...

"In God we trust, everyone else bring data."

THE BEST WAY TO GIVE BACK IS TO...

Give now. Don't wait. Bounce the check to the undertaker.

MY FAVORITE NEW YORK DINER IS...

All Greek diners — the menu has almost everything, they'll make it for you in five minutes, it's always good — and you can't beat the price.

THE BEST MOVIE SET IN NEW YORK CITY IS...

How could I possibly pick? Ok — here's one: The Adjustment Bureau , starring Matt Damon. I filmed a scene on the steps of City Hall. Although if you walked into the theater five minutes late, you'd miss it.

THE SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE IS...

New York, New York.