Video: Bill de Blasio Taunts Son After Toboggan Victory

Dante de Blasio and Bill de Blasio after their third go down the slide.
Dante de Blasio and Bill de Blasio after their third go down the slide.

Mayor Bill de Blasio repeatedly slid down the “Super Bowl Toboggan Run” today to celebrate tomorrow’s big game. But what the mayor was really excited about was beating his son, Dante, down the slide one try.

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Mayor Says Son Lobbied for Snow Day

Dante de Blasio shoveling the first family's driveway. (Photo: Twitter/Josh Robin.)
Dante de Blasio shoveling the first family’s driveway. (Photo: Twitter/Josh Robin.)

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s teenage son Dante raised some eyebrows yesterday when he seemed to boast to a friend that he was working on convincing his dad to call a snow day and cancel schools.

But Mr. de Blasio didn’t seem to mind the prodding, telling reporters today it was perfectly expected. Continue reading “Mayor Says Son Lobbied for Snow Day”

De Blasio Still Undecided About Move to Gracie Mansion

Gracie Mansion (Photo: NYC.gov)
Gracie Mansion (Photo: NYC.gov)

Bill de Blasio has long said that he would make up his mind about whether to move to Gracie Mansion after the election, but he says he still hasn’t decided yet.

The mayor-elect told reporters today that, while the people had spoken, his family had yet to weigh in. Continue reading “De Blasio Still Undecided About Move to Gracie Mansion”

De Blasio Defends Campaign’s Twitter Insults Against Reporters

Tweets from Bill de Blasio's campaign manager, Bill Hyers, attacking reporters.
Tweets from Bill de Blasio’s campaign manager, Bill Hyers, attacking reporters.

Bill de Blasio defended his campaign manager tonight after the aide insulted reporters for highlighting a 1-year-old Twitter post from Mr. de Blasio’s own account that mentioned where his daughter, Chiara, attended college.

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De Blasio Responds to Lhota’s Doomsday Ad With a Cheery One

Chiara de Blasio in the ad.
Chiara de Blasio in the ad.

A day after Joe Lhota released an ad warning of apocalyptic results if rival Bill de Blasio is elected mayor–complete with photos of race riots and corpses–Mr. de Blasio is out with a new spot of his own.

But Mr. de Blasio’s ad, narrated by his daughter Chiara, is almost saturated in sweetness. Continue reading “De Blasio Responds to Lhota’s Doomsday Ad With a Cheery One”

Barack Obama Gave Dante de Blasio’s Debate Team a Boost

Bill de Blasio being endorsed by the Uniformed Firefighters Association.
Bill de Blasio being endorsed by the Uniformed Firefighters Association.

Last night, mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and his son, Dante, met up with President Barack Obama, who proceeded to offer some prize advice to the 16-year-old.

“It was inspiring for Dante–to say the least–to meet the president and to hear his encouragement. They talked about Dante’s role on his debate team,” gushed a proud Mr. de Blasio this afternoon.  Continue reading “Barack Obama Gave Dante de Blasio’s Debate Team a Boost”

The President of the United States Encounters Dante de Blasio’s Afro

Dante de Blasio, Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama. (Photo: Twitter/@iFaceFact)
Dante de Blasio, Bill de Blasio and Barack Obama. (Photo: Twitter/Bill Hyers)

Bill de Blasio attended President Barack Obama’s fund-raiser tonight, providing a valuable photo-op for the Democratic Party’s mayoral nominee.

It also provided Mr. Obama, who sported an afro in his younger days, an opportunity to marvel at Mr. de Blasio’s son, Dante, and his much-sensationalized haircut. Continue reading “The President of the United States Encounters Dante de Blasio’s Afro”