Posts Tagged: Bill De Blasio

The Rodent and the Mayor

Brian Morris, a spokesman for the zoo, said officials were in the process of revisiting animal protocols, and it was "more than likely" that new rules would keep mayors and groundhogs from coming into contact every February.

"It’ll protect our animals," he said, "and it’ll also protect whoever the mayor is."

Keeping large rodents out of the hands of towering New York City mayors will no doubt save their lives, given the recent events that led to the death of Charlotte, aka Chuck, the mystical groundhog—but what grave harm, exactly, must the mayor be shielded from? The conspiracy is real, folks.


Maybe Bill de Blasio Is Secretly Ruthless? Maybe?

You kind of hope that Mayor de Blasio is making his public gesture of contrition on the issue of charter schools because he realizes that he has so many things on his plate that a drawn-out battle with well-funded opponents who have the benefit of compliant allies in the press willing to discredit progressive politics by any means necessary would be a massive distraction from his goals at this very crucial stage of his term and that he is actually saying conciliatory things right now to take the issue off the table so that later, when the public attention span inevitably shifts to other, more important issues, he can swiftly [...]


Why Does Bill de Blasio Hate Irish People?

In our city's nonstop cavalcade of hurt feelings and grievances and "what about me"s, it is sometimes hard to keep track of which constituency feels slighted by the mayor now. Today's victim class: The Irish!


Cake Had, Eaten

"Letting Lis Smith go was De Blasio’s biggest mistake"


8 Weeks Later De Blasio Somehow Still Mayor

"Some Observers Say Rookie Mistakes Shouldn't Affect Mayor's Ability to Govern" —I guess the good news for supporters of History's Worst Mayor is that even his critics are forced to concede that maybe 55 days in is a little premature to declare the whole thing a giant disaster from which no recovery is possible.


When You've Lost Al Roker, You've Lost New York

I knew this am @NYCMayorsOffice @NYCSchools would close schools. Talk about a bad prediction. Long range DiBlasio forecast: 1 term

— Al Roker (@alroker) February 13, 2014

The de Blasio administration: It'll run until 2017, but we can agree that the unofficial end came 44 days in.


New Mayor An Embarrassment To All New Yorkers

I'm sorry, this is an outrage.


Tonight, New York City Crowns Its Best New App! But Will It Be the Racist One?

Tonight, Big Bill de Blasio awards the winners in the NYC BigApps competition. That's a project of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. With mentors and judges from many, if not "all" walks of life, this project is one of the few rare ways that New York City might actually help a small business, while also helping to improve the lives of New Yorkers, or even making the city a better place in general. Cash prizes go to the best apps created out of city data.

But Mayor Bill will be treading on dangerous ground. Will the judges set him up for a disaster? Because among some [...]


Also, Law Made

Do you know the one thing Mayor de Blasio hates more than a meritocratic system in which wealth accrues to those deserving souls willing to work hard and spurn the paternalistic handouts of a government hell-bent on sapping our innate entrepreneurial spirits so that it can drag us down to a state of indolence and dependency? [...]


What's White And Read All Over?

@SarahMaslinNir @errollouis @deBlasioNYC is the city hall press corps really all white?

— Nick Malinowski (@nwmalinowski) March 11, 2014

I mean, probably not, right? Anyway, I hope everyone here is wearing sunscreen.


Mayor Not "Taken" With Movie Star's Argument (Hahahaha GET IT?)

"Action star chides mayor for failing to visit carriage horse stables" is a news story that is happening to us here in the year two-thousand and fourteen.


Knife Twisted

"It is not clear why the mayor was in a rush, but he is often behind schedule."


Bill de Blasio Not THAT Cheap

"An article last Thursday about Mayor Bill de Blasio’s preference for New York designers referred incorrectly to the blue Corneliani suit that he bought at Rothmans in the spring of 2013 during his mayoral campaign. Mr. de Blasio wore it at his inauguration, but not on primary and election nights."


Who's Living In Your House?

Bill de Blasio, who is very tall, opened his new home at 88th Street and East End Avenue to the public this Sunday, shaking hands and taking pictures with the citizens of the city of which he is the newly-inaugurated mayor.

Four thousand tickets were released for the open house; scalpers immediately took to Craigslist to hawk their holdings. Despite the cold, rain, and ice, New Yorkers were lined up to see their new mayor as early as ten a.m. (The doors wouldn't open until noon.) Volunteers passed out handwarmers called "Little Hotties."

Susan Krakenberg, formerly of Brooklyn Heights and currently of Midtown East, is happy to have de [...]


Maybe Furious New Yorkers Will Not Storm Gracie Mansion And Hang Bill de Blasio From His Feet In Central Park

Now that Mayor de Blasio has stopped the snow from continuing to fall, people like him again. You wonder why he didn't do it any earlier. Probably socialism.


So Much For Liberalism's Last Chance

"The grand hope of liberals that de Blasio would turn New York into a lab for populist government theories has faded, as that stumbling mayor’s disapproval rating has more than doubled since January."


Aide To Mayor: Earth "Kind Of Revolving Around Sun"

"De Blasio Deputy Acknowledges Hiring Process Has Been a ‘Bit Slower Than Some’"


Post-Structuralist Mayor Disregards Your Epistemological Conjectures

"I'm not interested in the construct of what you, as an individual, think many New Yorkers think. I say that with absolute respect. I talk to New Yorkers all the time, my colleagues talk to New Yorkers all the time. Let's not get into this concept of any of us will speak for all the people." —Mayor de Blasio isn't gonna play your gotcha games.


City's Tabloids: More Like Mayor de Murderio!

CBS and the New York Post have had it with Bill de Blasio, who made it snow endlessly on our city and then had his wee caravan roll on through some stop signs in Queens. They also did some speeding. (The Daily News wood is hilarious.) No one has ever disobeyed the speed limit in Queens. New York's worst monster! The Post has this to add: "The mayor — who vowed a transparent administration — routinely holds secret meetings and keeps events hidden from his public schedule." Like he had a secret cocktail with Obama's keymaster Valerie Jarrett! This city is a monstrosity. Everything is in ruins. [...]


Liberalism Today

"de Blasio accepts that today’s rich and powerful will continue to be rich and powerful; he just thinks they should do more to help the rest of us. Warren questions the very legitimacy of their wealth and power."