Friday, July 11, 2014

Mayor de Blasio, family will take a 10-day vacation away from the city to Italy

The trip — the longest vacation by any Big Apple mayor in recent memory — will include stops in Rome, Naples and Venice, sources said. The mayor, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their kids Chiara, 19, and Dante, 16, are scheduled to depart on July 18 sources told the Daily News.

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Friday, July 11, 2014, 12:05 AM
The mayor, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their kids Chiara, 19, and Dante, 16, are scheduled to depart on July 18 for a 10-day vacation to Italy, sources tell the Daily News. The mayor, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their kids Chiara, 19, and Dante, 16, are scheduled to depart on July 18 for a 10-day vacation to Italy, sources tell the Daily News.
Arrivederci, New York!
After seven months on the job, Mayor de Blasio is taking a break from City Hall and hitting his ancestral homeland of Italy for a 10-day vacation.
The mayor, his wife, Chirlane McCray, and their kids Chiara, 19, and Dante, 16, are scheduled to depart on July 18 sources told the Daily News.
The trip — the longest vacation by any Big Apple mayor in recent memory — will include stops in Rome, Naples and Venice, sources said.
The First Family also will visit Grassano and Sant’Agata dei Goti, towns where the mayor’s maternal grandmother and grandfather, respectively, were born.
Francesco Sanseverino, the Grassano mayor, is throwing a bash to mark the occasion, according to an account in the Italian newspaper Il Mattino.
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The trip — the longest vacation by any Big Apple mayor in recent memory — will include stops in Rome, Naples and Venice, sources said.
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The trip “fills us with joy and pride, with the hope that the visit will strengthen relations . . . (with) a big city like New York,” Sanseverino told the paper.
NYC PAPERS OUT. Social media use restricted to low res file max 184 x 128 pixels and 72 dpi James Keivom/New York Daily News Francesco Sanseverino, the Grassano mayor, is throwing a bash to mark the occasion, according to an account in the Italian newspaper Il Mattino.
He’ll also squeeze in some work, including a possible sit-down with Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino. And he’ll hold briefings every day with his staff and cabinet in New York, sources said.
POOL SETH WENIG/AFP/Getty Images De Blasio is footing the bill for himself and his family, but he will be accompanied by his NYPD security detail, his press secretary and two other city aides who will oversee his visits with local officials.
De Blasio is footing the bill for himself and his family, but he will be accompanied by his NYPD security detail, his press secretary and two other city aides who will oversee his visits with local officials.
First Deputy Anthony Shorris will run the city while de Blasio is overseas.
Billionaire former Mayor Michael Bloomberg frequently jetted out of the country on his private plane, but typically just for weekends. When they were mayor, Ed Koch and Rudy Giuliani also preferred weekend getaways. Koch often went to his sister’s Hamptons house; Giuliani liked to visit the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown.

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