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  Bill Thompson is running for mayor, whether you're paying attention or not
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Last EditedBob  Apr 23, 2012 01:03pm
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AuthorDana Rubinstein
News DateMonday, April 23, 2012 05:15:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionYou may think Bill Thompson's 2013 mayoral campaign is low-key. But if you ask Thompson, he'll tell you you're just not looking hard enough.

"If anybody looks at my schedule and sees what I'm doing, it's not under the radar by any stretch of the imagination," said Thompson on Friday night, at a party that its host, a political consultant named Steve Kramer, advertised as "the greatest party you will go to in Williamsburg in April this year."

A makeshift bar on the rooftop of the Roebling Street walkup Kramer calls home was framed by an expansive swath of the Manhattan skyline. The manicotti and wings were from Arthur Avenue. The crowd was motley.

Chris Smith, a Democratic media consultant from Rockland County, was there. So was Thompson fund-raiser Marla Klinger, who's also helping Julie Menin make a possible run for Manhattan Borough President. And so was Bob Heaney, who works as a bouncer at Tempest Bar on the west side and likes Thompson because he had the "gumption" to run against Bloomberg in 2009 when everyone else "was too terrified of him to do so."

Heaney, a hulking man, helped out at the door.
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