The long goodbye: Mayor de Blasio ducks the press and protesters at City Hall departure


Mayor Bill de Blasio’s last day at City Hall on Thursday turned into a long, drawn out affair in which hizzoner blew off the press, and a bunch of protesters waiting to give him an unceremonious departure.

The last day in office for New York City’s 109th mayor was scheduled to be a literal walk in the park, with de Blasio waving goodbye to the city he has overseen for eight years. But what’s normally a triumphant day for a departing mayor turned into a dragged-out spectacle that ended with the soon to be former chief executive of the Five Boroughs hunkering down in City Hall into the evening on Dec. 30 in attempt to evade media.