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Bill de Blasio’s Most Severe Senioritis Symptoms

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During his two terms in office, Bill de Blasio didn’t fully embrace the fun of being the mayor of New York. While his predecessors reveled in presiding over the weigh-in for Nathan’s famous Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest, de Blasio neglected his duties for years. He swore off Groundhog Day festivities after he (allegedly) killed the Staten Island Zoo’s furry mascot. And unlike Rudy Giuliani, he never hosted Saturday Night Live (which, actually, is probably for the best).

But that all changed in recent months. As New York City began lifting pandemic restrictions and Eric Adams won the Democratic mayoral primary, all but ensuring that de Blasio’s favorite candidate would succeed him, the mayor began letting loose. From breaking the dress code to (verbally) scuffling with his nemesis Andrew Cuomo to sneaking out to Staten Island to crush stuff with a bulldozer, de Blasio has been acting like a high-school senior with just a few months left until graduation.

Let’s check in on what our senioritis-afflicted mayor has been up to, so we don’t have to scrawl “Wish we could have gotten to know each other better!” in his yearbook.

On September 16, de Blasio made an appearance at the Fresh Kills landfill in Staten Island for one of the livelier press conferences of his tenure. “There are some problems that are tough to........

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