‘The Mayor Eats Food’: Bill de Blasio’s Job, According to Schoolchildren

Bill de Blasio at the schoolchildren earlier today. (Photo: Twitter/@BilldeBlasio)
Bill de Blasio at the schoolchildren earlier today. (Photo: Twitter/@BilldeBlasio)

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited a prekindergarten program in Sunnyside, Queen today, where he learned all kinds of interesting, increasingly cute things about his job, according to a pool report from the event.

“Who is the president?” a boy asked, to laughs, after Mr. de Blasio strolled in. Continue reading “‘The Mayor Eats Food’: Bill de Blasio’s Job, According to Schoolchildren”

Mayor de Blasio Attends ‘St. Pat’s for All’ Parade After Skipping Rockaways Event

Bill de Blasio marching today in the St. Pat's for All Parade.
Bill de Blasio marching today in the St. Pat’s for All Parade.

In an apparent slip of the tongue, Mayor Bill de Blasio today said he had skipped yesterday’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in the Rockaways because it excluded some groups–even though he had marched in the same event last year.

“My approach has been to embrace parades that are inclusive. And that’s the standard we’re going to hold,” he said today during the St. Pat’s for All Parade in Sunnyside, Queens, when asked why he’d skipped the event Saturday, drawing criticism from some in the Sandy-ravaged neighborhood. Continue reading “Mayor de Blasio Attends ‘St. Pat’s for All’ Parade After Skipping Rockaways Event”

De Blasio Weighs In on ‘Deeply Troubling’ Ukraine Situation

Bill de Blasio speaking to reporters at today's parade.
Bill de Blasio speaking to reporters at today’s parade. (Photo: Official Photo/New  York City Mayor’s Office.)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today weighed in on the escalating tensions in the Ukraine, where a standoff with the Russian military has led to a full-blown international crisis.

The new mayor, who seems eager to comment on foreign policy topics, including Israel and sanctions against Iran, sharply criticized Russian President Vladimir Putin for his incursion into the Crimean peninsula. Continue reading “De Blasio Weighs In on ‘Deeply Troubling’ Ukraine Situation”

Councilman Who? Covering Up a Name From the Not-So Distant Past

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Garbage cans along Queens Blvd have stickers covering up the name of the former Councilman who purchased them. (photo credit: azi paybarah)

Remember those expensive taxpayer funded garbage cans that some City Council members purchased for their district, that prominently featured their names on it?

Well, some of those Councilman have left, but the garbage cans — with their names on it — still remain.

Now, one freshman Councilman found a way to get rid of his predecessors name without getting rid of the garbage can themselves. Continue reading “Councilman Who? Covering Up a Name From the Not-So Distant Past”