Dante de Blasio Faces First Challenge As Mayor’s Son

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Sure, everyone loved 16-year-old Dante de Blasio back when he was the well-styled star of his father’s mayoral campaign, but will he be able to maintain his popularity now that he is one of New York’s First Kids? As with brand-new Mayor De Blasio, there’s a lot of attention being paid to Dante’s handling of the big blizzard expected to hit New York tonight. The New York Times’ teen tipsters (or adult spies) passed along a screenshot of a Facebook message exchange between the Brooklyn Tech student and a friend asking for inside information about the possibility of a snow day. “I have no idea,” Dante writes. “But I’m trying yo convince my dad.” Assuming the “yo” in that last line was a typo (and not the suggestion that his buddy try to get in touch with the mayor himself), it seems as if Dante is taking a page from the elder De Blasio’s book by advocating for the little people, even if the decision is technically up to newly appointed Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña.

Dante Faces First Challenge As Mayor’s Son