Bill de Blasio seems to badly want to leave New York

Bill de Blasio.
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Bill de Blasio has never pretended to love New York City.

Since he arrived in City Hall, the mayor and 2020 candidate has avoided both highbrow Manhattan cultural events and everyday traditions, and constantly looked for ways to get out of the city. That's probably why de Blasio is "lame-ducking himself two and a half years before his time with a vanity candidacy he couldn’t resist," The New York Times reports in a profile published Tuesday.

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