Bill Neidhardt, a top communications staffer for Mayor Bill de Blasio, is leaving City Hall in October to establish a left-wing consulting firm in the Big Apple, the spokesman confirmed Sunday.
“I leave knowing New York City will continue its comeback and the Post will continue in their dastardly ways,” Neidhardt quipped.
Neidhardt, de Blasio’s press secretary, told The Post there will be “more details to come” on his political undertaking he plans to start next month, and that he doesn’t yet have an exact departure date for his current job.
“It’s been an honor to be a part of New York City’s COVID fight and the comeback we’ve seen this summer shows just how important Mayor de Blasio’s investments have been for working families and our city,” he said in a statement to Politico, which first reported on his move.
“I can’t say enough about the frontline workers I’ve met in my time here and the work they’ve done to save New York City.”
Neidhardt, a Connecticut native who joined the mayor’s team in July 2020, previously worked for Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign.
“Grateful for Bill’s serious skills as well as his bold apparel choices for the tall man,” said de Blasio’s longtime Chief of Staff Emma Wolfe on Twitter. “Big shoes to fill. Onward and upward!”