Dept. of Wishful Thinking

City Council Majority Leader Joel Rivera, whose father runs the Bronx Democratic Party, has said he’d like to be the Council’s next speaker.

And a reader writes in that Rivera’s preparing for the job.

Last week, he was spotted at the Speaker’s City Hall office, taking measurements of the doorway. When an aide from the speaker’s staff asked Rivera Jr. if he needed any assistance, he responded with a wink, and said: “No thanks, I’m just making sure my new desk will fit through this door.” Dept. of Wishful Thinking