Mayor Bill de Blasio and Congressman Joe Crowley clashed in the backroom contest for City Council speaker. But the latter says it’s all good now.
Mr. Crowley, who chairs the Queens Democratic Party, told reporters this afternoon that he’s not dwelling on the speaker’s contest, where he was outmaneuvered behind the scenes by Mr. de Blasio and now-Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito. The race culminated in a unanimous vote for Ms. Mark-Viverito last week. Continue reading “Joe Crowley Says He Has Made Peace With Bill de Blasio”→
The Upper West Side’s Mexican Festival Restaurant celebrated Three Kings Day last night, but there was only one person in the room treated like royalty: Councilwoman and speaker candidate Melissa Mark-Viverito.
For a decade, remaining a close ally of the Queens County Democratic Party meant that Charles Meara, the chief of staff to two City Council speakers, could earn an annual salary almost equal to the mayor.