National Titan, Local Supplicant

Coming out of the train on the way to City Hall this morning, I spotted two guys on a bench behind the building, chatting away casually.

The guys, it turns out, were Michael Bloomberg and NBC Nightly News anchor Brian Williams. With the mayor’s green initiatives, it’s no surprise he’s getting national attention.

But it’s unclear if any of it will actually help with getting his congestion pricing plan approved in Albany. As long as a certain stunningly opaque official can single-handedly stop it, the national news appearances amount to a nice bit of personal publicity but little else.