Tell Us What You Really Think Of Con Ed, Mr. Mayor

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 07: New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg pauses while introducing Dennis Walcott, his current deputy mayor for education, as the new Schools Chancellor for New York City following the departure of the controversial Cathleen Black on April 7, 2011 in New York City. Black, who came from a corporate background with little public school experience, is leaving after serving just three months in the position. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Photo: Spencer Platt/2011 Getty Images

Bloomberg is sorta kinda vaguely impressed with how Con Ed has not been a complete failure at doing its job of keeping the city powered through the heat wave unlike last year. But he's not ready to pat them on the back quite yet: "So far, Con Ed has not screwed up." Call it the Tiger Mom school of city management, perhaps: A little undermining can go a long way. Let's hope it doesn't get to the berating stage. [Gothamist]