NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio’s late streak continued on St. Patrick’s Day.
The mayor arrived to morning Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral about 15 minutes late, WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb reported.
Well after the service had begun, De Blasio, wearing a dark suit and green tie, was all smiles as he was ushered to his seat in the front row. He shook hands with some along the way as he breezed by the packed pews, CBS2’s Weijia Jiang reported.
The mayor was delayed after a traditional breakfast for Irish leaders at Gracie Mansion ran long.
“We had a great delegation here from the Irish government, but they had to go ahead to the Mass,” de Blasio said.
The mayor said he and his team will rectify the problem in the future, WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell reported.
“For a variety of reasons, the program ran a little long. I left as soon as it was over,” de Blasio said. “I think the moral of the story is I think we’re going to start the breakfast even earlier next year.”