De Blasio Kicks Off St. Patrick’s Day With Gracie Breakfast

The mayor speaking at this morning's St. Patrick's Day breakfast.
The mayor speaking at this morning’s St. Patrick’s Day breakfast. (Twitter/@TheWildCottons)

Mayor Bill de Blasio, who will be skipping today’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade along Fifth Avenue to protest its policy of excluding openly gay groups, welcomed Irish leaders to Gracie Mansion this morning, where he did his best to smooth relations that have gotten off to a rocky start.

The New York Times reported this weekend that in his two-and-a-half months in office, Mr. de Blasio has managed to repeatedly slight some Irish New Yokers, earning harsh editorials in community newspapers and other complaints from critics. Continue reading “De Blasio Kicks Off St. Patrick’s Day With Gracie Breakfast”

Belfast’s Lord Mayor Máirtin Ó Muilleoir Endorses Christine Quinn

Mayor Bloomberg, Christine Quinn and the Lord Mayor of Belfast. (Photo: nycmayorsoffice)
Mayor Bloomberg, Christine Quinn and the Lord Mayor of Belfast. (Photo: nycmayorsoffice)

Northern Ireland’s Lord Mayor of Belfast offered an enthusiastic endorsement of a certain Irish-American mayoral candidate Thursday morning during a visit to Gracie Mansion.

“We think that every city needs an Irish mayor. And New York has had a series of wonderful mayors and we think it would be wonderful in the days ahead, in the short time ahead, if New York had an Irish-American mayor again,” Lord Mayor Máirtin Ó Muilleoir told Politicker this morning, as he posed for photographs with Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn by his side.

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Pete King Wants to Get His ‘Aggressions Out’ in the Boxing Ring

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Pete King and Josh Foley practice ahead of their bout. (Photo: Facebook)

Congressman Pete King is about to step into the ring, literally.

This Saturday in the Nassau County hamlet of Wantagh, Mr. King is set to go glove-to-glove with “Irish” Josh Foley, a New York State light heavyweight kickboxing champion.

“I’ve actually been doing boxing for a while,” Mr. King explained in a radio interview with Geraldo Rivera earlier this morning. Continue reading “Pete King Wants to Get His ‘Aggressions Out’ in the Boxing Ring”