Mayor Bloomberg was in Brooklyn twice this week — conveniently when Borough President Markowitz was on vacation — leading at least a few people to speculate why Hizzoner was spending so much time pressing the flesh in the borough.
Officially, the mayor was on Court Street on Monday to tout improved high school graduation rates and at the Borough Hall greenmarket on Tuesday to talk about a new nutrition program (and buy four apples from Ted King, a farmer from upstate New York).
But The Brooklyn Paper wondered if there was something else. Call it a hunch, but we went right up to the term-limited mayor to ask whether the consecutive visits have indicate that he was seeking higher office.
“I am not running for borough president,” he said. “You’ve got a great borough president in Brooklyn.”
Hear the entire exchange below:
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