Mayor Bill de Blasio today blamed “miscommunication” for his administration’s latest spat with the governor over a deal that would allow the state to subsidize rents for homeless families to transition out of the city’s crammed shelter system.
It may be a publicity stunt, but that didn’t stop Staten Island pols from weighing in on the spate of creepy clown sightings around the borough in recent days.
“This IS creepy! Anyone spot this clown?” Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis asked on Twitter, linking to a story from the Staten Island Advance that described “several reports of a mysterious clown wandering the borough” holding green and yellow balloons.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of respected city planner Mitchell Silver as the city’s new parks commissioner, hailing him as “a visionary” with “a passion for fairness and equality.”