Bronx News
Apr 20, 2017

BRONX NEWS: De Blasio’s ‘City Hall in Your Borough’ tour is headed to Bronx

The mayor’s effort to bring City Hall to the boroughs is headed to the Bronx.

Mayor de Blasio announced the next installment of his “City Hall in Your Borough” tour on Twitter Thursday, with a short video saying he planned to head to Bronx Borough Hall in late May.

The first part of the endeavor brought de Blasio to Staten Island — the city’s most Republican borough. But the Bronx is likely to put him in a different kind of enemy territory — de Blasio, a devoted Boston Red Sox fan, will be in New York Yankees territory.

The mayor hasn’t attended a Yankee game since taking office, though he’s been to other events at the stadium and has seen the Mets play — and been booed by Mets fans on opening day four years running.

De Blasio, staff to launch initiative ‘City Hall in Your Borough’

The Bronx Bombers will be in town the same week the mayor is, making a mayoral visit to the ballpark “a safe bet,” spokesman Eric Phillips wrote on Twitter.

As he did in Staten Island, the mayor and his team will work out of Borough Hall for the week — where he’ll be hosted by Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

While Diaz is a fellow Democrat, his relationship with the mayor is a little less friendly than the one between de Blasio and Staten Island’s Republican Borough President James Oddo.

Diaz, an ally of the mayor’s foe Gov. Cuomo, has taken plenty of shots at de Blasio — and for a while was coy about possibly mounting a primary challenge that never materialized.

“Like all New Yorkers, Bronxites demand exceptional service and prompt responses from their government,” Diaz said in a statement. “Bringing City Hall directly to The Bronx will provide my constituents with an opportunity to get direct answers from various agencies, learn more about the future of the city and interact with the highest levels of municipal government.

“I look forward to a productive and substantive week as we welcome Mayor de Blasio to The Bronx in late May.”

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