Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio ate their way up Mulberry Street this afternoon, marching in the annual San Gennaro Festival parade. Held in Manhattan’s Little Italy, the parade moves through a narrow street lined with with food booths offering an array of treats. Sandwiches, rice balls, cannoli and more fueled the governor and the mayor as they moved through a packed, friendly crowd.
Governor Cuomo spoke briefly with the press after the parade. (Mayor de Blasio did not.) The session lasted barely two minutes, with two non-parade questions. Cuomo gave a “yes”, but without any commitment on when/where etc., on whether he will debate Republican Rob Astorino, and a non-answer on whether he wants Zephyr Teachout’s endorsement and what he’ll do to get it. He spoke at greater length about the parade, both today’s march and his family’s attachment to the parade.
Update – Leave the Picture, Take the Cannoli:
Here’s a look at the governor and mayor’s culinary experience Saturday: