Meet mayor's main link between city & hundreds of neighborhoods
Nazli Parvizi didn't think her passion for food prepared her to work for Mayor Bloomberg. Yet as his community affairs czar, it's proven essential.
"I can get anyone to talk to me about food and then I can get them to talk about their family and then I can get them to talk about their community," she said over Vietnamese coffee at Nha Trang Palace, one of her favorite spots in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
The Iranian-born former caterer provides a crucial bridge between New Yorkers and city government.
Can anyone out there honestly say that the community affairs unit helped them in any way with anything? All those guys do is make excuses for why the city isn't providing the services you pay for. This is nothing more than a job given as a reward for political loyalty. Intelligent and ambitious people need not apply. You serve cream puffs for a living and swoon over Bloomie? You're in.