Serving as mayor of New York City has been called the second toughest job in the country, second only to the presidency.
That description of the Big Apple before it was the Big Apple was coined forty years ago by then-mayor John Lindsay, probably the city’s second-worst mayor in the twentieth century after Jimmy Walker.
Oddly for such a tough job, people seem to fight like hell to set up residence in Gracie Mansion. The current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, has declined to live there for reasons of his own, probably because it would be beneath his dignity.
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