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  • Joanne Oppenheim

Meet the Mayor

I woke up this morning to find the Boy Mayor of New York in the New York Times,

the same Mayor who became the decider

in The Knish War on Rivington Street.

Since the New York Times only reported the heated up knish war in January of 1916,

I had to find a solution...and this man, Mayor John Purroy Mitchel popped up in my research. Yes, I even sent his picture in a high hat for the illustrator to use. His short but celebrated life would make a good novel...he's such

a man of his time.

Click here to read the New York Times article:


For an earlier blog about the Boy Mayor from

August of 2017 click here to see His Honor in his high hat.

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