NYC Mayor Under Fire After Being Caught Walking In Park 11 Miles From House
New York, NY – A man in Brooklyn took video accusing the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio of violating the state’s stay-at-home order by walking in a park that was 11 miles away from his residence.
The video was posted on Twitter and showed de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray walking while wearing face masks.
“Seriously, you guys have a park. You live in the middle of a park. You don’t need to non-essentially travel to Brooklyn,” Darren Goldner said in the video while following the mayor, according to the New York Post.
Goldner was referring to Carl Schurz Park near Gracie Mansion, which is the de Blasio’s residence.
As de Blasio and his wife walked away, the mayor said, “C’mon guys. Give it a break.”
“I’m not going to give it a break. This is selfish behavior,” Goldner shouted as the mayor and his wife walked away. “This is so terribly selfish. You call yourself a progressive, but you chauffeur yourself to Brooklyn. You force people to drive you.”
The New York Post reported that the Mayor and McCray have been spotted previously walking in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park.
The state of New York has been by far the most hard hit by the coronavirus.
The stay-at-home order states that “individuals should limit outdoor recreational activities to non-contact and avoid activities where they come in close contact with other people.”
Politico reporter Sally Goldenberg posted a Tweet on April 6 that stated de Blasio claimed his 11-mile drive to Prospect Park from his residence in Manhatten was something he needs to do “to be most effective.”