“Do you believe in crossing your fingers? I hope so,” the mayor said, adding that the mass transit system, schools, and power would most likely be up and running by Monday. Back to normal by Monday? "In general context, yes, it will be back?" Bloomberg said, but added, "If you lost somebody, it's never going to be." New York City officials said Wednesday that they are hoping to tie down the construction crane dangling over midtown Manhattan as soon as possible. However, Mayor Michael Bloomberg cautioned that the effort—which will require constructing another crane to dismantle the broken one—may not be completed until the weekend.