Bloomberg is booed at one parade, skips another

Briefing: Bloomberg in the Rockaways, 2007. (Downtown K via flickr)
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg didn't march in the St. Pat's for All parade yesterday. The organizer, Brendan Fay, told me he didn't know why.

Saturday, at the St. Patrick's Day parade in the Rockaways, Bloomberg got booed. (It was not the first time Bloomberg got a rough reception there.)

The mayor's poll numbers since 2010 show that his approval rating the outer boroughs is lower than it was when his third term started, but the reception in the hurricane-ravaged Rockaways was something of a special circumstance.

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