Video: De Blasio Drops Staten Island Chuck Before Announcing More Weeks of Winter

Bill de Blasio and Staten Island Chuck today. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's Office)
Bill de Blasio and Staten Island Chuck today–before the big drop. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

He dropped the furball.

Mayor Bill de Blasio had some trouble this morning with his first official Groundhog Day ceremony, as the skittish Staten Island Chuck squirmed out of his arms mid weather-reading, sending the critter barreling towards a wooden pointed fence and earning gasps from the crowd. Continue reading “Video: De Blasio Drops Staten Island Chuck Before Announcing More Weeks of Winter”

Prediction Contest: Brooklyn Special

vote wikimedia Prediction Contest: Brooklyn Special
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Republican David Storobin has a mere 119 vote lead over Democrat Lew Fidler in last Tuesday’s State Senate special election, but that number is bound to change on Wednesday when hundreds and hundreds of absentee ballots begin to be counted.

What do you think the final margin will be?

Will Mr. Fidler pull ahead by 19? Will Mr. Storobin’s lead grow to 180? Will they be tied?

Continue reading “Prediction Contest: Brooklyn Special”