First, Comptroller John Liu yelled, “Yes we can!” to the crowded Apollo Theater last week. Today, rival Bill de Blasio compared his own surging mayoral bid to President Barack Obama’s re-election effort–with his own celebrities in tow to make the case.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is a big fan of the band Vampire Weekend, apparently.
“I just can’t wait for the new album, Modern Vampires in the City!” Mr. de Blasio, a candidate for mayor this year, says in a promotional video released today. “It’s something that I’ve been waiting for. I can’t wait for it to come out.”
Move aside Scarlett Johansson (and one-time mayoral candidate Scott Stringer), another citywide contender is hosting a celebrity-infused fundraiser for the 2013 election cycle. Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, who’s all-but-certain to campaign for mayor next year, just rolled out an event with actor Steve Buscemi.
“I got to know Bill when we fought side-by-side against the city’s misguided efforts to close firehouses across New York a decade ago,” Mr. Buscemi wrote in a letter to Mr. de Blasio’s supporters today. “As a former FDNY firefighter, keeping those firehouses open was an issue close to my heart, and I was moved by Bill’s courage and deep personal commitment to our cause.”