New York City

Fuleihan to become de Blasio's first deputy mayor?

The buzz among some City Hall bochincheros is that New York City Office of Management and Budget Director Dean Fuleihan is Mayor Bill de Blasio’s pick to replace First Deputy Mayor Anthony “Tony” Shorris.

“That’s if Tony ever gets that ideal private sector job he’s been looking for and leaves,” one bochinchero told B&B.

To be clear, there’s no bochinche about the mayor not getting along with Shorris. De Blasio is expected to revamp his team soon, with some cambios starting before the end of this year. “Dean is perfect for first DM in the mayor’s second term,” opines a bochinchero. All my sources agreed that handling the $85 billion city budget has given Fuleihan not only power but an understanding of what de Blasio’s priorities are for the next four years. Veremos.