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”

Bloomberg Emerges Bite-Free From Staten Island Zoo

Michael Bloomberg at the zoo. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)
Michael Bloomberg at the zoo. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

Mayor Michael Bloomberg emerged unscathed this morning from a visit to the Staten Island Zoo, where he was famously bitten by resident groundhog Staten Island Chuck on Groundhog Day back in 2009. Continue reading “Bloomberg Emerges Bite-Free From Staten Island Zoo”