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Mayor de Blasio Happy to Discuss the Bathroom Situation at Gracie Mansion

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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Never one to miss an opportunity to demonstrate that he is definitely not Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio “gushed,” as the New York Post put it, about his favorite aspect of his family’s new home. “The No. 1 development for our family in this move is not having to wait in line for the bathroom,” he said. (The de Blasios’ place in Park Slope has only one bathroom; New York City’s official mayoral residence has five.) “Now there will not be a line for the bathroom, or conflicts over the bathroom.” That alone probably makes Dante’s longer commute to high school seem worth it.

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