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On November 5, New York City will be getting its first new mayor in 12 years. That’s because of the law limiting a mayor to three terms, disqualifying Mayor Michael Bloomberg from seeking a fourth consecutive term. While we wait to see the outcome of the election that will give New York its 109th mayor since Thomas Willett in 1665, Jr. looks at what it means to be mayor, some famous mayors, and why none of them ever made it to the White House.
“No taxes! Free Pizza!” 11-year-old Shimmy Spitz shouted into the bright-blue megaphone. “I’ll take some pizza,” Devorah said as she extended her hands to her brother. “After I win the election,” Shimmy smiled. “Then I’ll give pizza to everyone.”
My brother Donny was having his bar mitzvah and this was gonna be a triple whammy of excitement. Donny is the oldest and this meant that his was the first major simchah we kids would be participating in a full way and we sure were gonna pull out all the stops!