Mayoral Candidate/Media Person Tom Allon Doesn’t Want to be Boris Johnson Or Berlusconi On His Birthday
Last night The Observer cornered Manhattan Media CEO and mayoral candidate Tom Allon at an apartment on Spring Street, where the savvy New Yorker was managing to combine his special day with some work stuff.
We had arrived in the middle of one woman’s speech about why Mr. Allon’s views on teachers was inspiring. (Mr. Allon had taught English at Stuyvesant High School after graduating from Columbia, after all.)
After the woman had tearfully finished, we approached Mr. Allon. “As someone who has to balance a media and political career, who is your inspiration?”
“Boris Johnson,” he said, laughing. And to clarify: “Wait, I’m just kidding!” Read More