WFB: New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D.) flew in a helicopter from Brooklyn to Queens on Friday afternoon to avoid rush-hour traffic, his office confirmed Monday.
De Blasio’s spokesman Eric Phillips would not comment on why de Blasio was in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon, but he did deny that the mayor was at his favorite hangout spot, the Park Slope YMCA, the New York Daily News reported.
Phillips said only that the mayor had “meetings he needed to attend” and wouldn’t answer whether they were for his 2017 campaign–which has been taking up an increasing amount of de Blasio’s time–or government work.
De Blasio had taken a helicopter earlier that day for a tech industry event in Long Island City, but that was on his public schedule.
A reporter asked the New York Police Department to comment on de Blasio’s helicopter ride and was directed to file a Freedom of Information Law request. The NYPD’s deputy commissioner for counterterrorism and intelligence, John Miller, issued a statement on the helicopter ride, the Daily News noted. MORE
Well those are the perks and we have to take advantage of them! Can you imagine the shit that would have occurred while he was in traffic.
Hillary’s campaign HQ is in Brooklyn. Just saying.
MJA I beg you find another photo of that commie bastard. The Irish sash with “Failte”- meaning welcome, should never be worn by that fooken eegit!
gotta luv Socialist/Communists … always crying their solidarity with ‘the workers’ … while wiping their collective feet upon them
Free rides for me, but not for thee
So where is the mayor’s little sidekick? I thought he refused to be photographed without a petite woman giving the black right fist salute.
SO! Do we expect him to travel like the peons? Elitists don’t even think on a common ground. Always striving to be carted around and living like a king. This guy is the epitome of everything they say they hate.