If you’re trying to think of things to be thankful for in the New Year, you’re in luck. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is finally on his way out of office.
He has some competition for worst mayor in the country, but I think he takes it because we’re talking about New York City here.
He is already moving out of the mayor’s mansion. CBS News in NY reports:
Mayor Bill De Blasio Moving Out Of Gracie Mansion Ahead Of Eric Adams’ Swearing In
After Mayor-elect Eric Adams is sworn in early Saturday morning, he’ll have some moving to do.
Friday at Gracie Mansion, crews were seen carrying out boxes belonging to Mayor Bill de Blasio.
A spokesperson for Adams says he will be moving into the official mayoral residence on the Upper East Side.
I doubt many New Yorkers will miss him.
— jim tierney (@avenue62) December 30, 2021
— 🇺🇸 LikeFineWineOG 🇮🇹 (@ItalianGirl706) December 31, 2021
The worst mayor in the history of New York City! He took a 20 year renaissance and threw it all away.
Highest crime, lowest economic development, lowest real estate values, highest welfare!
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio's top controversieshttps://t.co/u2UG0QGW5o
— Bernard B. Kerik (@BernardKerik) December 31, 2021
Amazingly, this dunce stands by his record.
The New York Post reports:
De Blasio insists NYC is better off after his 8 years
Mayor Bill de Blasio is insisting that New York City is better off now after his eight years at the helm — even though murder rates are up, street homelessness has surged and the Big Apple’s economic recovery lags amid the pandemic.
“I’m convinced this place is better than eight years ago,” de Blasio told NBC’s “Today” on Thursday as his mayoral tenure nears an end.
“New York is better because of New Yorkers.”
De Blasio, who will be replaced by Mayor-elect Eric Adams at midnight Friday, claimed the Big Apple is now “the safest big city in America” — and that he had successfully fought “inequality” during his time in the top job.
“Independent studies have shown we were able to put a lot more money back in the pockets of working people. Wages have gone up. We’ve been able to give things like pre-K and 3-K to all families for free, universally,” Hizzoner said.
“We have, after a really tough two years, we’re once again turning the corner – this is the safest big city in America. That is a fact.”
We won’t have Bill de Blasio to kick around anymore.
— Wes Reynolds (@WesReynolds1) January 1, 2022
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