The New York City Council has voted 29 to 22 to give Mayor Michael Bloomberg the chance to seek a third term next year. Bloomberg had sought four more years because of the city's instability in the wake of the financial crisis. The New York Times reports that after the vote tally was announced, hecklers yelled "The city's for sale!" and "Shame on you!" And Councilman Bill de Blasio, an opponent, provided some harsh words: "The people of the city will long remember what we have done here today, and the people will be unforgiving. We are stealing like a thief in the night their right to shape our democracy."