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”

Bloomberg’s Blizzard Plans Include Food, Sleep and His ‘Running Machine’

Lincoln Center earlier today. (Photo: Getty)
Lincoln Center earlier today. (Photo: Getty)

As Winter Storm Nemo descends upon New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is urging residents of the five boroughs to “take it easy” and stay indoors tonight. At a press conference on the city’s storm plans this afternoon he even shared some suggested activities for those who are snowed in.

“Tonight, what’s a good idea? Cook a meal. Stay home. Read a good book. Just take it easy,” Mr. Bloomberg said. “Remember there are a lot of people who are going to be out there shoveling the snow. … You just don’t want to get in their way.”

Mr. Bloomberg also revealed his own plans for weathering the storm.  Continue reading “Bloomberg’s Blizzard Plans Include Food, Sleep and His ‘Running Machine’”

Bloomberg Doesn’t Think ‘People Are Going Be That Inconvenienced’ by the Blizzard

2010. (Photo: Getty)
2010. (Photo: Getty)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg says today’s snowstorm won’t be as bad as the epic “Snowpocalypse” of 2010.

“We don’t think that people are going to be that inconvenienced,” the mayor said in a radio interview with John Gambling this morning.

Though he didn’t give any dire warnings about the storm, Mayor Bloomberg did have some advice about helping your neighbors survive the wintry weather. Continue reading “Bloomberg Doesn’t Think ‘People Are Going Be That Inconvenienced’ by the Blizzard”