Governor Andrew Cuomo spoke with the press this morning just before the start of the Columbus Day Parade. Appearing a few minutes and a few blocks ahead of Mayor de Blasio, Cuomo began with a long statement on the parade, Columbus Day, Italian-Americans and his own family. He then answered questions on the recently announced agreement with the City on funding the MTA’s capital plan, including how an apparent logjam was broken, what it will mean for subway and bus riders and how he and Mayor de Blasio personally interacted in reaching this agreement. When asked whether he had considered marching with Mayor de Blasio, Governor Cuomo replied “you know, I normally march alone.”
de Blasio Press Q&A: Mayor de Blasio’s pre-parade press Q&A is here.