Mayor Bloomberg Doesn’t Remember Criticizing Bill de Blasio

Might the next mayor be a few inches taller? (Photo: Getty)
Michael Bloomberg and Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been singing a very different tune since Bill de Blasio was elected his successor earlier this fall.

Before November 5th, the mayor–and his staff–appeared barely able to contain their resentment for the city’s public advocate, dismissing his policy ideas and leveling personal insults. Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Doesn’t Remember Criticizing Bill de Blasio”

Mayor Bloomberg Says He Won’t Criticize Future Mayor de Blasio

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: John Moore/Getty)
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: John Moore/Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is getting ready to hold his tongue.

The outgoing chief said this morning that he will stay mum on the incoming Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s performance–especially during his first year, recalling his own administration’s criticism-free experience transitioning after former Mayor Rudy Giuliani. Continue reading “Mayor Bloomberg Says He Won’t Criticize Future Mayor de Blasio”

#Fromentum Momentum Meets Social Media Backlash

#GoWithTheFro
The de Blasio campaign’s latest social media effort.

Fro no!

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio’s campaign has been bolstered by the very prominent role of his biracial family including, most notably, his 15-year-old son, Dante. But some feel that Mr. de Blasio’s campaign is going too far in capitalizing on the appeal of his son’s prominent afro.

Yesterday, the campaign released a new image intended to make the rounds on social media, with the hashtag, “GoWithTheFro.” While the media’s fascination with Dante’s hair had already raised eyebrows among some critics, the latest effort struck a nerve among many supporters.

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Not in Front of the Kids! Anthony Weiner Confronts Furious Heckler in Brooklyn

Anthony Weiner confronts an enraged heckler.
Heckler Jane Borock, cell phone in hand, confronts Anthony Weiner.

Anthony Weiner was roasted tonight in Brooklyn.

The embattled mayoral candidate faced down his angriest heckler to date in the shadow of the Barclays Center, fending off repeated f-bombs from a woman who claimed to be a former Weiner voter.

“You are disgusting! You are an embarrassment of a third-generation native,” said Jane Borock, 35, as she waded into a meet-and-greet with voters in a plaza bordering Atlantic Avenue. “Your little overnight sleepover in public housing. Fuck you! Go back to your little Hamptons house.”

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