Max & Murphy: Today is the First Day of the Rest of Bill De Blasio’s Mayoralty

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The mayor unveiling his NYC Care program on Tuesday.

Legend has it that the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks rescued Rudy Giuliani from the political wilderness to which he’d been condemned after his public dissing of the mother of his children and his cruel treatment of Patrick Dorismond, the victim of a police killing. In fact, Giuliani had a 51 percent approval rating by July 2001. The point is, mayors can recover from disaster, even when a media narrative says they cannot.

Mayor de Blasio has entered his sixth year of office with nothing like the kind of baggage Rudy took into his final months, but with his own hefty luggage to haul. Last year saw the NYCHA crisis erupt fully, the Renewal schools program fizzle, a newly independent City Council assert itself, and a corruption trial continue to generate terrible headlines about the mayor’s relationships with…

Original published: 2019-01-10 10:23:41 Read the full New York City News here


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