Bill de Blasio isn’t just mayor of New York, he’s also King of the Road — spending nearly twice as much time as his predecessor on personal weekday travels outside the city, The Post has learned.
During his 22 months in office, de Blasio has spent 33 weekdays taking nonofficial trips as far away as Italy and California, according to a Post analysis of his mayoral schedules and other records.
By contrast, Mayor Mike Bloomberg spent just 19 weekdays on the road for anything other than official city business during a comparable time in office, from January 2002 through October 2003.
De Blasio’s travels — many paid for with tax dollars — have taken him to Europe four times and to Puerto Rico twice. He has also made multiple treks to both Boston and Chicago.
One getaway last year saw Hizzoner tour Italy with his family for nine days — five of them weekdays — marking the first time in more than two decades that a New York City mayor skipped work for longer than a week straight.
De Blasio’s six-plus workweeks’ worth of travel don’t even include jaunts to Albany or Washington, DC, where he was presumably conducting city business, The Post’s analysis found.