New York News
10:26 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

de Blasio Strikes Back

Mayor Bill de Blasio doesn't care for Vice President Joe Biden's criticisms of New York's LaGuardia Airport.

Biden on Thursday likened the airport to "some third-world country" while touting more modern airports in places like Hong Kong. De Blasio defended the airport on Friday when asked about Biden's comments.    He said the remarks were not Biden's "finest moment" and called them "inappropriate."  He says that was "not the right way to talk about it."

De Blasio conceded that the airport needed upgrades but praised the hard work of the people employed there. It's managed by the bistate agency known as the Port Authority.  De Blasio said he respects Biden — but is also a proud New Yorker.

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