Abe Beame

Listen: Impossible

Just because everyone and her brother wants to give their two cents to the mayor, that doesn’t mean Hizzoner has to listen. And as history teaches us, he often doesn’t. Herewith, a not-so-nostalgic look at how five of Bill de Blasio’s predecessors handled advice from their inner circle, the media and citizens—and the sometimes-disastrous results.

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