Mayor de Blasio Drops Silent Bob, Eisenhower References

Jay and Silent Bob and General Dwight Eisenhower. (photo composite: wikimedia)
Jay and Silent Bob and General Dwight Eisenhower. (photo composite: wikimedia)

It’s probably not a surprise to anyone who’s seen his college yearbook photo, but it appears Bill de Blasio is a fan of the movie Clerks.

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De Blasio Budget Director Gets Praise, Muffins at First Council Hearing

Finance Chair Julissa Ferrera and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speak at budget hearing
Finance Chair Julissa Ferrera and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito speak at budget hearing

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s budget director appeared in front of the City Council today–but instead of the usual heated grilling, was met with apologetic and thankful council members who celebrated the mayor’s agenda.

They even offered him muffins. Continue reading “De Blasio Budget Director Gets Praise, Muffins at First Council Hearing”

Bill de Basio Appoints Dean Fuleihan Budget Director

Dean Fuleihan, Bill de Blasio's new budget director. (Photo: sunycnse.com)
Dean Fuleihan, Bill de Blasio’s new budget director. (Photo: sunycnse.com)

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio today announced his latest hire, appointing Dean Fuleihan budget director.

Mr. Fuleihan, who will be charged with negotiating the city’s future budgets, has spent most of his career in Albany, working for the New York State Assembly, including as chief fiscal and policy advisor. Continue reading “Bill de Basio Appoints Dean Fuleihan Budget Director”