Deputy Mayor Skyler Doesn’t Just Have a Star Wars Name


We don’t know why the Times profile of deputy mayor Ed Skyler got hated on so much. We liked it! And not only because of our well-known affinity for heroes, but also because it contained this gem: “When he is not working, Mr. Skyler, who is single, enjoys hip-hop music and film, especially the Star Wars movies. [Friend Vivek J. Tiwary] recalled he and Mr. Skyler attending screenings of Star Wars re-releases: “We would be there on opening night, we never dressed up in the costumes, but we were a few notches below that.” Did you see the way reporter Michael Barbaro snuck “who is single” right up in there? Ladies, he’s tall and heroic — strike while the iron’s hot! [NYT]