Unfortunately, it looks like he's not going to be leaving that table anytime soon judging from the number of pens sitting in front of him. Yes, looks like what we've got going on here is an old-fashioned bill-signing ceremony down at City Hall.
We came across this photo while rooting through the paper's archives from way, way back, probably on a day we felt a little like old Mayor Koch looks and were making every attempt to avoid even what we consider “meaningful productivity,” which by our loosest of definitions doesn't even really amount to an honest day's work.
But unlike some of the other photos in those dank dark archives, this one doesn't even have a date on the back so we can't be sure when it was taken. And we here at the Pol Position desk were probably barely out of middle school when it was snapped, let alone of drinking age.
And so, because it has worked so well in the past, we thought we would turn to you again dear readers and your extensive knowledge of the New York City political world in helping us identify some of the folks in this picture. One person even we recognize, and maybe a second, but as far as the others we haven't a clue.
If you think you can shed some light on it, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org