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Mayor wants apology from NYC Mayor

By Eileen Buckley

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/wbfo/local-wbfo-958002.mp3

Buffalo, NY – New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a swipe at Buffalo that has left some local leaders outraged.

Bloomberg made his remarks during a question and answer briefing with reporters in New York City. Bloomberg noted that problems his city faces are problems of success.

"There's an awful lot of free space in Buffalo, New York, if you want to go there. I don't think you do," said Bloomberg.

"Buffalo would love to have our problems, and one of the challenges in this country is how we help a city like Buffalo," said Bloomberg.

Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown is very upset by the remarks.

"When I heard those comments, I was pissed. It was a cheap shot. And thinking about those comments, listening to them two hours later, I'm still pissed off" Brown said he won't be calling on Mayor Bloomberg to voice his anger, but would like Bloomberg to apology to Buffalo.

"Mayor Bloomberg does own the people of this great city an apology."

You can click the above audio to hear Bloomberg's remarks about Buffalo and Mayor Brown's reaction.