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New Yorkers fight City Hall and win

Mayor Bloomberg wanted marathon to go on, but his constituency said no way

Updated: November 3, 2012, 12:37 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- New Yorkers sure are one tough, resilient lot -- how many times have you heard that in the past four days? They endure far too much, far too often to let a force of nature break the same city and region that survived an unfathomable terrorist strike 11 years back.

Yet even New Yorkers embraced this one article of everyday faith: You can't fight City Hall. New Yorkers fight traffic, cab fares, each other, clueless out-of-towners, but usually not City Hall.

Until ...

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