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Public Advocate Bill de Blasio delivered the fireworks a day early.
Standing at the end of Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park to call for the Fourth of July fireworks display’s return to the East River, Mr. de Blasio took aim at both Chris Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, and Christine Quinn, the City Council’s Democratic speaker–who happens to be his rival in the mayor’s race.
“If New Jerseyans need a big show, they get one from Chris Christie every day,” Mr. de Blasio quipped as he made his case with State Senator Daniel Squadron and Councilman Steve Levin.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio isn’t ready to forget about the paid sick day legislation just yet.
“Wednesday, December 19th marks 1,000 days since New York’s Paid Sick Leave Bill was introduced into the City Council,” his government website declared today. “This landmark is no celebration.” However, to press their point beyond mere words, Mr. de Blasio’s office rolled out a creative new strategy: a series of “E-Cards” for New Yorkers to send to the Council, reminding them of how long the bill has been stalled. Needless to say, the cards in question are heavy in the use of pop culture references.