Manhattan, NY - Bloomberg, Cuomo Meet for Intimate, 3-Hour Dinner
Manhattan, NY - The mayor ordered the fettuccine ($25). The governor had the yellowfin tuna steak ($35). Ever-vigilant about waistlines, they skipped dessert. And despite the chasm that separates their net worth, they split the bill.
It was kept off their public schedules, but around 7 p.m. on Monday night, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo sat down for an intimate, staff-free dinner at Gabrielâ€™s restaurant, a few steps from Columbus Circle, witnesses said.
For nearly three hours, an eternity for a political dinner, they talked without interruption â€” not even noticing Sting and his manager a few tables away.
It was their first one-on-one dinner since Mr. Cuomoâ€™s election, and it provided them with ample time to hash over legislation, trade political gossip and negotiate a few deals.
(Aides to both men confirmed the dinner but declined to comment on what was discussed.)
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