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Written by Lindsay Silberman
Mayor Bloomberg is still making jokes about his inability to speak Spanish.
In his speech presenting the Lifetime Achievement Award to Le Cirque’s Sirio Maccioni, Bloomberg deadpanned, “Since today is Cinco de Mayo, I’ve proposed a collaboration between Sirio and me. If an Italian guy from Tuscany can open a French restaurant, why can’t a Jew from Boston do Mexican? He’ll handle the food… and I’ll handle the Spanish.”