Mayor de Blasio Drops Silent Bob, Eisenhower References

Jay and Silent Bob and General Dwight Eisenhower. (photo composite: wikimedia)
Jay and Silent Bob and General Dwight Eisenhower. (photo composite: wikimedia)

It’s probably not a surprise to anyone who’s seen his college yearbook photo, but it appears Bill de Blasio is a fan of the movie Clerks.

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Morning Read: ‘But It’s Also Why I Hate Him’

Chirlane McCray and Cynthia Nixon at last weekend's Inner Circle Show. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's Office)
Chirlane McCray and Cynthia Nixon at last weekend’s Inner Circle Show. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Lede of the Day: “Success in the city!”

Cynthia Nixon doesn’t appear interested in pursuing her own career in politics. “I do not think I will run for office,” the actress said on Capital Tonight last night when asked about the possibility of running for governor. “I do not think so. It is very flattering that peple would think I would but no.”

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De Blasio Insists There’s No ‘Crackdown’ on Subway Pandhandling

Bill de Blasio is shaking hands, not panhandling. (Photo: NYC Mayor's Office)
Bill de Blasio is shaking hands, not panhandling. (Photo: NYC Mayor’s Office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted today that any claims of a “crackdown” on panhandling in the city’s subway system are overrated.

Asked by WNYC radio show host Brian Lehrer whether the “crackdown on subway panhandling” was “consistent with your vision of how the NYPD should treat poor people who are basically innocent of crimes?” Mr. de Blasio said he wanted “to reframe the question” before answering. Continue reading “De Blasio Insists There’s No ‘Crackdown’ on Subway Pandhandling”

Morning Read: ‘I Can’t Always Figure Out Cuomo-Speak’

Today's New York Post.
Today’s New York Post.

Headline of the Day: “For local biz, sick-leave law is nothing to sneeze at.”

Runner-Up: “So what if de Blasio is slow on appointments?”

Bill de Blasio wasn’t on hand to accept an award from the Council of Jewish Organizations breakfast yesterday, choosing instead to give an education school speech in Morningside Heights. “The mayor is sick and tired of how each and every organization plays as if they are the most important organization on the horizon,” a “source close to the mayor” told Yeshiva World News. Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘I Can’t Always Figure Out Cuomo-Speak’”

Video: Bill de Blasio Dons Afro for Inner Circle Comedy Act

Bill de Blasio dons the afro. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's Office)
Bill de Blasio dons the afro. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio took his infamous “dad humor” to the stage last night at the annual Inner Circle Show, a yearly charity musical in which the City Hall press corps roasts the mayor through song and dance.

The new mayor kept to tradition by following with his own comedic performance. Continue reading “Video: Bill de Blasio Dons Afro for Inner Circle Comedy Act”