Outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio met at City Hall Wednesday morning for the first time since Tuesday’s election.
You know, the election where de Blasio campaigned against Bloomberg’s proudest achievements — like the rich getting richer while the poor are left behind (a period of economic prosperity, to Bloomberg), and stop-and-frisk (an important crime-reduction tool). De Blasio’s was the same campaign Mayor Bloomberg called “racist,” with shades of “class warfare.”
De Blasio later told reporters it was a “very productive meeting,” but it looked … uncomfortable.
Bloomberg & de Blasio meeting in bullpen. Bloomy talking in hushed voice, seemingly about search for staff pic.twitter.com/cQ62vGvM7r
— Kate Taylor (@katetaylornyt) November 6, 2013
Mayor and Mayor elect discuss staffing in City Hall bullpen pic.twitter.com/SuvuEF88iN
— Melissa Russo (@MelissaRusso4NY) November 6, 2013
Bloomberg and de Blasio at City Hall this morning (TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images) pic.twitter.com/p1OkUTWVXW
— HuffPost Politics (@HuffPostPol) November 6, 2013
— Erin Durkin (@erinmdurkin) November 6, 2013
— howard wolfson (@howiewolf) November 6, 2013