Friends of Dante de Blasio took advantage of his new standing as the mayor's son Thursday, asking the 16-year-old on Facebook whether his dad was going to cancel school:
Other students reportedly asked Dante to lobby his dad for a snow day.
Chirlane McCray, Dante's mother and the new First Lady of New York City, saw what Dante was up to:
What Dante will be doing if he does not go to school tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/hizkGImhaD
— Chirlane McCray (@Chirlane) January 2, 2014
Schools chancellor Carmen Farina and Mayor de Blasio decided early Friday morning to indeed cancel school after the snowstorm dumped nine inches of snow across the city.
As of this writing, the mayor was the only de Blasio seen shoveling snow outside the family's Park Slope home:
— Bill de Blasio (@BilldeBlasio) January 3, 2014
But Dante's likely not off the hook:
BdB on why he, not Dante, shoveling. Dante gets the walkway, Dad the sidewalk.
— Josh Robin (@joshrobin) January 3, 2014
Also, apparently being the beloved teenage son of the New York City mayor in 2014 means your every move will be documented on social media.
UPDATE: Dante is shoveling:
— tracie strahan (@tstrahan4NY) January 3, 2014