Even Mayor de Blasio Gets Stuck in Bureaucratic Paperwork Hell

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New York Mayor Bill de Blasio answers questions during a press conference before Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.
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Twice now the Department of Buildings has rejected an application from one Bill de Blasio, a.k.a. the boss, for not including the correct forms as he seeks to verify the legality of his second home in Park Slope, DNAinfo reports. (The family rents it out.) "The Department is working with the applicant and expects the request to be resubmitted along with the necessary documents," said a spokesperson, demonstrating once again that de Blasio really is one of us. Imagine telling Michael Bloomberg "no."