But according to the NY Times, the money quote (besides the one about the city repurposing $500,000 to create an online bed bug portal and appoint a dedicated bed bug staff) was uttered by City Councilwoman Gale Brewer:
“[Mayor Bloomberg] told me, ‘Gale, all my friends have bedbugs; what am I going to do?’”
It’s a good thing for New Yorkers that Mayor Bloomberg has a personal connection to the problem. We just hope $500,000 (less than the cost of the average one-bedroom apartment in Manhattan) is enough to make a difference.
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