Even the mayor of New York City shovels his own snow.
Mayor Bill de Blasio was hard at work outside of his Park Slope, Brooklyn home Friday morning shoveling snow from the sidewalk.
The newly-inaugurated mayor, tweeted a photo of himself shoveling, along with a message promoting the city’s PlowNYC feature, which posts online real-time updates of the Department of Sanitation’s snow clearance operations throughout the five boroughs.
In an interview with NY1 Friday morning, de Blasio gave some tips on how to shovel.
“Don’t lift with your back, lift with your knees,” he told NY1.
A short time later that morning, the teen made an appearance in front of the media and shoveled and salted his home’s walkway.
At a press briefing on the storm Friday, the mayor said his son “was not an early riser,” but had now contributed to the clearing of the city’s sidewalks.
— Chirlane McCray (@Chirlane) January 3, 2014
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