Caption Contest: Mr. Mayor Meets Mr. Mayor-elect

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio and Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall (William Alatriste)

It was a tale of two mayors at New York City Hall this morning.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio met with current Mayor Michael Bloomberg for about an hour. The meeting was private but they did pose for photos in front of the news media.

The two are not known as close allies. De Blasio, a Democrat, has been particularly critical of Bloomberg's stop-and-frisk policies.

On his first day as mayor-elect, de Blasio next went to the Federation of Protestant Welfare Agencies on Park Avenue South to discuss his transition into office.


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Andrea Pack from Astoria, NY

Bloomberg: "Aside from making this city cleaner and safer, we have the best pastrami in the world."

De Blasio: "Oh yeah? Then I'll have mine on white with ketchup!"

Nov. 07 2013 12:14 PM
mec from NJ

Bloomberg is thinking-"Ii can't believe that you won this election by just playing the race card."

Nov. 07 2013 10:05 AM
Israel Bien from Brooklyn

"I'm the new mayor. Nah nah nah nah nah!!"
And then Bloomberg mutters under his breath, "Try to make me leave. Go ahead, punk!"

Nov. 07 2013 09:42 AM
Barbara from Florida from Sanibel, Florida

Neither of the candidates could hope to aspire to the heights of governance of Michael Bloomberg. I wish De Blasio well, and hope he will continue to grow in office. The improvements in the City of NY under Mayor Bloomberg have made it a liveable city. And civic pride has returned. We shall see!

Nov. 07 2013 09:21 AM
mitch mcguire from manhattan

What a jerk!

Nov. 07 2013 07:53 AM
Jon Reiner from Manhattan

"I'm not leaving." -- Bloomberg

Nov. 07 2013 07:34 AM

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