Category: N.Y

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While this routine had been written off as an indulgent peculiarity, from a politician who manages to embody all of the arrogance of a corporate chief executive with little of the efficiency, it has recently left the mayor fighting off charges of hypocrisy, at a time when he has asked New Yorkers themselves to take on more individual responsibility to combat climate change. During a regularly scheduled radio appearance on WNYC recently, Mayor de Blasio implied that he would not be baited into the “cheap symbolism’’ of taking mass transit to the gym, and that caravan-style mobility was, in effect, his right. His life, he maintained, was not like, “everyone else’s,” a claim that assumes we have forgotten that he ran in opposition to the image of his plutocratic predecessor, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, as a man of ordinary habits, like any other you might encounter on the R train.

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“We played this on our first date 19 years ago,” Ms. McAllister, 47, said while Queen’s “Another One Bites the Dust” boomed in the background. The McCallisters were at E’s Bar, known for its board games, craft beers, tacos and rock music from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s. A typical night at E's usually includes both Billys (Joel and Idol), both Davids (Bowie and Byrne), or Prince, or Queen.

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As Gov. Chris Christie enters the waning months of his tenure, he has seized upon the state of the State House, vowing to leave behind better conditions for his successor. He has described the long-delayed overhaul of the offices where he has worked for nearly eight years as the kind of politically fraught project that only a second-term governor could take on.

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