As has become standard, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared separately at this morning’s Columbus Day Parade. Governor/mayor tensions seem somewhat lower, at least momentarily, as both seem satisfied with their recent agreement on funding the MTA capital plan. Continuing tensions on a variety of other issues is a virtual certainty, however, and neither appeared eager to discuss the other in their respective press Q&As. As Governor Cuomo was ending his Q&A a reporter asked whether he had given “any thoughts about marching with the Mayor?” “I normally march alone” Cuomo replied.
We caught up with both, however, and have photos from each appearance.