The mayor's race may be over for Christine Quinn, but she still has a few more months in her job as City Council Speaker. Thursday was her first day back at work since the primary election and she was back to playing ringmaster.
Quinn helped shepherd the passage of bills inaugurating a pilot composting program and new oversight for the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. She also faced questions about Tuesday's primary, where she received a mere 15 percent of the vote.
Asked for her take on what happened in the election. Quinn's response was short. "Well, I think what happened is it appears that Bill de Blasio won," she said, adding a laugh.
She was also quick to refute the notion that New York City is incapable of electing a woman, correcting a reporter who started asking about the role of gender in the race.
"New York City is not incapable of electing a woman mayor. They have not yet elected a woman mayor. Those are two very different statements," Quinn said.
She also thanked her supporters and urged voters to rally around the Democratic candidate in the general election.