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The De Blasio Family Takes the Coney Island Mermaid Parade Very Seriously

A few weeks ago, Coney Island “Mayor” Dick Zigun proudly announced that Chiara and Dante de Blasio would be crowned King Neptune and Queen Mermaid at today’s 32nd annual Mermaid Parade. New York’s First Kids have both always demonstrated considerable personal style, so it’s no surprise that they’re taking the honor seriously, complete with blue body paint and an ocean-themed headband for Chiara. Meanwhile, Mayor de Blasio is staying true to his goofy dad  image by swinging a toy sword and wearing a puffy, chest-revealing shirt. Chirlane McCray is smiling like a woman who is very used to this kind of thing.

Photo: De Blasios Dressed Up for Mermaid Parade