Mayor Without a Prayer

The Story

Mayor de Blasio appears to be suffering some early second-term blues. Critics have noted chronic tardiness in showing up at mayoral functions and inattention to detail as hallmarks of his loose governing style–which allows for daily mid-morning gym jaunts to Park Slope. Now, though, even his supporters have started fretting over his detached approach to running City Hall. As the city continues to face serious challenges, the mayor needs to re-engage.

The Facts You Need to Know

  1. Snow: The de Blasio administration did a terrible job of dealing with a minor snowstorm, and then made a mess out of firing the commissioner of emergency management. Read more.

  2. Agenda: De Blasio continues to focus on his national agenda at the expense of his elected duties. Read more.

  3. Brother: The mayor’s office appears to have withheld from the press emails between de Blasio and a major donor currently on trial in a bribery case. Read more.

“I’m not a morning person. We should reorient our society to staying up late.”

Mayor de Blasio

Twitter Take

The Past is Present

The Progressive Avenger Strikes Again By Seth Barron (April 8, 2014)

“Mayor de Blasio caves on a spurious—and expensive—discrimination claim.”

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