Mayor Bloomberg and Yankees manager Joe Torre, on their way to commencement; Photo -

Is Mayor Bloomberg's secret strategy "no publicity is bad publicity?" At NYU's commencement, he called fellow honoree Joe Torre "Joe Torrez." Jeez, even Gothamist knows that's wrong. Newsday also reports that a "handful of graduates stood and turned their backs on the mayor as he spoke protesting a gaggle of issues, from homeless policies to social-service cutbacks to certain university investments." Gothamist would like to know if anyone was smoking.

Lest you think NYU is only about the Yankees, Mets owner Fred Wilpon also received an honorary degree.

NY1 on the ceremony and the "chilly" reception the Mayor received.