De Blasio Deputy Mayor Praises ‘Terrific’ Press Team in Face of Criticism

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at the Heavenly Visions Church in the Bronx Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at the Heavenly Visions Church in the Bronx on Sunday, March 9, 2014. Credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks to the press last Sunday. (Photo: Ed Reed/NYC Mayor’s Office)

First Deputy Mayor Tony Shorris today defended his new administration’s press shop, which has come under growing fire in recent weeks after a series of alleged faux pas.

During a Crain’s New York Business breakfast this morning, Mr. Shorris was asked directly whether the mayor needed to beef up his communications team, which includes a handful of veteran campaign staffers, but few with extensive experience in the notoriously difficult New York City media scene. Continue reading “De Blasio Deputy Mayor Praises ‘Terrific’ Press Team in Face of Criticism”