Pal of De Blasio Aide Gets $150K Gig

Mayor de Blasio created a $150,000-a-year job to boost his national immigration agenda — and then the cushy position was handed to the live-in girlfriend of one of his most trusted aides, The Post has learned.

Stephanie Yazgi, 38, the longtime partner of senior mayoral aide Emma Wolfe, 35, was hired in May for the unadvertised position of “campaign director” in the mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs.


[Stephanie] Yazgi has worked at the liberal-leaning Center for Popular Democracy — where she was also hired by Agarwal — and served as the secretary of UPKNYC, the nonprofit “grass-roots campaign” that pushed de Blasio’s universal pre-K plan.

To take the new job, she left a community-organizer post at Hilltop Public Solutions, the consulting firm that handled de Blasio’s mayoral campaign.

Yazgi shares a Brooklyn apartment with Wolfe.

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