Quote of the Day

The Daily News captured this off-the-cuff comment from Mayor Bloomberg on Albany’s sudden failure to deliver more than $350 million to New York’s transit system:

"I don’t know why anybody is surprised at what is happening to the
MTA," he said. "It’s a piggy bank that keeps getting raided."

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