New York Times City Room New York Today: Their First 100 Days, Too by Annie Correal and Andy Newman

New York Times City Room
New York Times City Room
New York Today: Their First 100 Days, Too
Annie Correal and Andy Newman
04/11/2014

 

 

Good morning on this warm, cloudy Friday.

Welcome to the 101st day of the year.

Mayor de Blasio will continue talking about his first 100 days in a Google Hangout this morning.

He’s hardly the only politician recounting his early ups and downs (mostly ups, of course).

The “first-100-days” stocktaking has spread to lesser officials. They, too, find it an easy way to remind constituents of their existence.

We asked some other newcomers to reflect on their first 3.33 months.

City Councilman Corey Johnson stepped into some big shoes: he took over Christine C. Quinn’s district on Manhattan’s West Side.

In his first month, a giant hole opened up in the middle of it.

“There was a pretty massive water main break,” he said.

Inez Barron, a Brooklyn councilwoman, made her first mark byrapping a poem for Black History Month in the council chambers, with backup by finger-snapping council members.

Councilman Ben Kallos faced the wrath of his constituents when the Upper East Side was under-plowed after a big snowstorm.

He had not a cross word for them.

“We got some tweets,” was all he said.

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