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While Congress does its very best to keep the world's best and brightest away, leave it to NYC and Mayor Bloomberg to put out the welcome mat: "City Hall Contest Seeks Next Big Idea." $60K is a rounding error for the Gotham City budget (and for Hizzoner, for that matter.) And for that, the Big Apple gets not only a plethora of potentially good ideas, but also burnishes its reputation around the world as the place where you want to go to hit it big. Well played, Bloomy.