Mayor Bill de Blasio got a knowing chuckle from a hometown audience on Thursday when he gave a shoutout to the neighborhood's best-known local website and its seemingly limitless chatter about all things Park Slope.
The mayor, who left his longtime home on 11th Street and Sixth Avenue to move to Gracie Mansion, described Park Slope Parents as an online parenting community with more than 5,500 members.
“Let me just say this is a rather active online community,” de Blasio said, as knowing laughter broke out from the crowd near Bartel-Pritchard Square. “You could spend all day and all night participating in this online community and do nothing else."
The website's highly active email lists would be a gold mine for an anthropologist looking to study life in the leafy, stroller-filled neighborhood. Members query each other about issues both minor and weighty, from where to donate breastfeeding supplies to what to do when your partner doesn't want you to work outside the home and you do.
The mayor called Fox "a great leader in this community I call home."