De Blasio’s Back-Up Career

26B StandaloneMayor Bill de Blasio visited the intersection of 69th Place and 60th Avenue in Maspeth on Feb. 20, talking about the efforts the Dept. of Transportation has made to keep streets in good condition during this rough winter. To kick off the press conference, hizzoner took lessons from the DOT workers and filled in a pothole himself.
De Blasio, alongside DOT commissioner Polly Trottenberg, declared that the City had already filled 27,000 potholes in the Borough, with many more planned during the agency’s weekend blitzes. During the weekends in March, all 50 crews will be filling potholes to repair the damage this winter has caused. Those streets that are in very bad condition will even be repaved, if necessary. A Tribune reporter visited the site of the filled pothole on Feb. 24 and said that it looks like the Mayor’s work is holding up. Photo by Joe Marvilli