City Hall Officials Have Summer Fridays, Better Lives Than You


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High-level city officials have been fleeing the city – and work – early on Fridays this summer. The Sun tried calling a bunch of different agencies at the end of the week to try to figure out who was there and who wasn’t, and turned up ten missing top officials (of the 25 city agencies). Some had just taken half-days, and others, like school chancellor Joel Klein and Parks commissioner Adrian Benepe had taken some of August off as a vacation. We’re trying to get offended that they’re skipping out — technically, they do work for us, don’t they? — but mostly we’re just jealous. We want to be wherever City Planning director Amanda Burden is going. We bet it’s someplace fancy.

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Correction: We’re told Klein only took a couple of days off so far this month, to go to Colorado. It’s back to school season, after all.