NEW YORK (PIX11) — Being the tallest person in the room can sometimes have its advantages. In Bill de Blasio’s case, he not only has a commanding presence but a firm lead in the race for mayor.
So does height ever play a factor on how you view someone?
“Obviously if you’re really tall people are going to notice you but I don’t think it’s a factor,” Clara Hawk told PIX11 News, admitting she would date a man shorter than her.
Here are the facts when it comes to measuring up among New York City mayors – past and present.
If elected – Bill de Blasio will be the tallest mayor the city’s ever seen – at 6”5’. If voters go with Joe Lhota – the 6”2’ GOP nominee would be the 2nd tallest of all time, just behind 6”3’ John Lindsay. Ed Koch, David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani towered at their time – all coming in at 6 feet and higher.
All were significantly taller than current Mayor Michael Bloomberg who comes in at 5”7’.
Make all the short jokes you want but Bloomberg isn’t the shortest of the bunch – Abraham Beame and Fiorello Laguardia take the cake when it comes to being pint-sized. Both hit the scale at 5”2’.