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Manhattan, NY - Bloomberg, Cuomo Meet for Intimate, 3-Hour Dinner

Published on: April 27, 2011 11:32 AM
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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 Gabriel’s restaurant, a few steps from Columbus Circle, witnesses said.

For nearly three hours, an eternity for a political dinner, they talked without interruption — not even noticing Sting and his manager a few tables away.

It was their first one-on-one dinner since Mr. Cuomo’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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Read Comments (3)  —  Post Yours »


 Apr 27, 2011 at 11:37 AM Anonymous Says:

Kosher For Passover :)


 Apr 27, 2011 at 12:05 PM puppydogs Says:

I guess the Mayor eats G'brox


 Apr 27, 2011 at 12:07 PM sugnur Says:

Mr. Bloomberg sitting with cuomo not a smart move he will better off fighing him and getting his way now the city will stay where they are after the major cuts


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